Latest "Omicron" News

05/22/2022

Omicron patients may develop Long COVID less frequently than those who had other variants, study finds

Is there a silver lining to the current wave?

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/20/2022

‘Omicron Was Actually Much Worse for Massachusetts Than Delta,' Study Finds

A new study from researchers in Boston found a higher number of excess deaths in Massachusetts during the omicron surge than the delta surge, even though the…

Source: NBC10 Boston

05/19/2022

1st COVID BA.5 omicron subvariant detected in state

DENVER (KDVR) — State health officials are encouraging Coloradans to continue to be diligent about vaccinations and prevention of COVID-19 on Thursday, as cases have risen since April.

Source: FOX 31 Denver

05/19/2022

Omicron Infections, Without Vaccinations, Provide Little Immunity

Scientists found that without vaccination, infection with Omicron does not provide robust immunity against other COVID-19 variants.

Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

05/18/2022

Omicron BA.1/1.1 SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Vaccinated Canadian Adults

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Omicron BA.1/1.1 SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Vaccinated Canadian Adults

Source: nejm.org

05/18/2022

Limited cross-variant immunity from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron without vaccination

Nature - Limited cross-variant immunity from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron without vaccination

Source: Nature.com

05/16/2022

Omicron caused spike in breathing condition in babies and toddlers, study finds

Omicron's predilection for upper airway may pose unique risk to young children.

Source: Ars Technica

05/16/2022

Pfizer vaccine's protection against Omicron drops as soon as three weeks after third dose: Study

The effectiveness of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine wanes rapidly against the Omicron variant, beginning to fade away as soon as three weeks after the second or third dose, a new study finds. Researchers said that the antibody responses induced by a s…

Source: TheBlaze

05/16/2022

Getting sick from Omicron protects you against a wide range of variants better than a booster, studies find

Only vaccinated individuals are protected, according to the studies by the University of Washington and BioNTech

Source: Fortune

05/16/2022

BNT162b2-induced memory T cells respond to the Omicron variant with preserved polyfunctionality

An analysis of memory T cells induced by messenger RNA vaccination reveals that they maintain polyfunctionality in response to the Omicron spike protein.

Source: Nature.com

05/16/2022

Your Case of Omicron Might Have Super-Boosted Your Immunity—If You Were Vaccinated

Research suggests that vaccinated people who caught Omicron tend to develop more robust immunity to past and present strains of the coronavirus.

Source: Gizmodo.com

05/16/2022

European CDC Calls Omicron BA.4, BA.5 Covid-19 Variants Of Concern

The BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants may soon become the dominant versions of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Europe.

Source: Forbes

05/16/2022

Studies show Omicron infection in vaccinated people “turbo-charges” immunity

Source: Google News

05/15/2022

How Omicron Infection Turbo-Charges Vaccinated People's Immunity

Source: Bloomberg

05/12/2022

A rise in Covid cases in US signals end of Omicron's reprieve

As the Omicron wave subsided in the United States earlier this year, many experts anticipated a sort of reprieve. That break now seems to be over.

Source: STAT

05/09/2022

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Here's where you're most at risk for getting a COVID infection right now, according to experts.

Source: HuffPost

05/09/2022

Two new Omicron variants are spreading. Will they drive a new U.S. surge?

The subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 may dodge immunity, especially in unvaccinated people, possibly causing a spike in infections worldwide.

Source: National Geographic

05/07/2022

Coronavirus: Omicron less likely to put patients in long COVID; details here

The data obtained from The Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK reveals that the odds of reporting long COVID symptoms four to eight weeks after a first coronavirus (COVID-19) infection were 49.7% lower in infections compatible with the Omicron BA.1 varia…

Source: The Times of India

05/06/2022

Obesity may weaken vaccine protection; unvaccinated Omicron patients face risk from variants

Severe obesity may weaken the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in those who have never been infected with the coronavirus, according to a small Turkish...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/06/2022

New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

FDA restricts use of J&J vaccine over rare but serious blood-clotting issue

Source: MarketWatch

05/06/2022

Omicron’s Trajectory Shows Challenge of Maintaining Immune Defenses

Recurring run-ins with a changing virus demonstrate the challenge of maintaining long-lasting defenses, even as Covid-19 vaccines and exposures build up protection against the virus’s worst outcomes.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

05/06/2022

New Covid-19 subvariants can reinfect Omicron-recovered patients, early studies find

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtubeA sudden rise in coronavirus cases in South Africa has scientists warning that...

Source: YouTube

05/06/2022

Why are there so many new Omicron subvariants, like BA.4 and BA.5? Is the virus mutating faster?

The emergence of new variants has raised questions about whether previous infection offers protection and what the future holds

Source: The Guardian

05/05/2022

Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant U.S. COVID Strain

The highly contagious coronavirus variant made up 36.5% of total U.S. cases last week, up from 26.6% the week before.

Source: HuffPost

05/05/2022

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions made in previous studies that it was more transmissible but less severe, a large <a href="https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-1601788/v1" targ…

Source: Reuters

05/04/2022

New omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 confirmed in Minnesota

Here's what we know so far about BA.2.12.1.

Source: Bring Me The News

05/04/2022

2 new Omicron sub-variants discovered as COVID-19 cases continue to decline globally: WHO

Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, saying that cases ...

Source: YouTube

05/04/2022

Omicron: Vaccines Effective Against New Subvariants, WHO's Tedros Says

Source: Bloomberg

05/04/2022

Three new Covid Omicron subvariants detected in Australia

BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5 found as authorities warn winter is likely to bring a spike in coronavirus cases

Source: The Guardian

05/03/2022

COVID worsens asthma in children; booster after infection not as beneficial vs Omicron

Asthma in children may worsen after an infection with the coronavirus, doctors warn. They studied nearly 62,000 U.S. children with asthma who had PCR tests ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/03/2022

Newer, fitter descendants of Omicron variant begin to drive their own coronavirus waves

There's no denying the numbers: Even with spotty reporting, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in the United States.

Source: CNN

05/03/2022

Covid Omicron Variant BA.2.12.1 Spreading Quickly Across United States; Related Cases Up Nearly 100% In Past Two Weeks

In February, the first few cases of two new, more infectious variants were identified in the Northeastern United States. Dubbed BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.12.2, these sublineages of the BA.2 variant made up only 1.5% of newly-sequenced positive tests before March 19.…

Source: Deadline

05/03/2022

Omicron caused spike in deaths in vaccinated people, analysis finds, though unvaccinated remain most at risk

Omicron is so infectious it makes it hard for the elderly and immunocompromised to avoid

Source: MarketWatch

05/02/2022

Coronavirus in Oregon: Weekly cases climb 30%, hospitalizations double from post-omicron low

Cases climbed for the fifth consecutive week.

Source: OregonLive

05/02/2022

New immune-evading Omicron variants BA.4, BA.5 are likely in every U.S. state, an expert says. Here’s where they’ve been identified so far

Locations of probable positives from the CDC span from the West Coast to East Coast, including the Midwest

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

05/02/2022

Moderna will be ready to roll out Omicron-specific booster this fall, chief medical officer says

Dr Paul Burton, its chief medical officer, said they would be able to roll out its 'even more superior' Omicron-specific shot this fall. Fourth doses are currently approved for all over-50s.

Source: Daily Mail

05/01/2022

Moderna expects ‘large amounts’ of omicron booster available by fall

Moderna’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Burton said on Sunday that his company was preparing to provide large amounts of its vaccine booster against omicron and other COVID-19 variants this fall.  “We’re confident by the fall of this year we should have large am…

Source: The Hill

05/01/2022

Moderna aims for Fall release for omicron, variant-specific COVID-19 vaccine boosters

The FDA is seeking applications for updated, variant-specific vaccines by no later than June, requiring testing by early May.

Source: Fox News

04/30/2022

Covid Latest: Omicron Sublineages Can Evade Antibodies

Source: Bloomberg

04/27/2022

CDC study highlights speed with which omicron variant infected Americans, and WHO warns testing is still crucial

Steep decline in testing is leaving world blind to potentially dangerous mutations: ‘ When it comes to a deadly virus, ignorance is not bliss’

Source: MarketWatch

04/26/2022

Beijing tests 20 million residents amid 'fast and furious' Omicron outbreak

Beijing has rolled out mass Covid testing for nearly 20 million residents in most of the city, as authorities race to contain a fresh Omicron outbreak that has sparked panic buying amid fears of a Shanghai-style lockdown.

Source: CNN

04/23/2022

More children were hospitalized for COVID during omicron, CDC study finds. Most were unvaccinated.

The CDC report found 30% of the hospitalized kids had no underlying medical conditions, and 19% were admitted to the intensive care unit.

Source: USA Today

04/22/2022

Durability of BNT162b2 vaccine against hospital and emergency department admissions due to the omicron and delta variants in a large health system in the USA: a test-negative case–control study

Three doses of BNT162b2 conferred high protection against hospital and emergency department admission due to both the delta and omicron variants in the first 3 months after vaccination. However, 3 months after receipt of a third dose, waning was apparent agai…

Source: The Lancet

04/22/2022

Covid Whiplash: Now-Dominant BA.2 Variant Being Quickly Overtaken Across The U.S. By Yet Another Faster-Growing Omicron Offshoot, Says CDC

Just as most Americans have caught wind of the BA.2 variant of Omicron — which overtook the original Omicron as the dominant strain in the U.S. less than a...

Source: Deadline

04/21/2022

What Are the Symptoms of BA.2? Common Signs of the Omicron Subvariant

The subvariant is currently responsible for most COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the CDC.

Source: Health.com

04/21/2022

CDC says face masks are still needed to protect the public, and WHO says omicron accounts for 99.5% of global COVID cases

Cases are rising in 38 states and New York Gov. Hochul says her state could be facing a fresh surge

Source: MarketWatch

04/19/2022

Moderna says dual variant booster with Beta more effective vs Omicron than current shot

Moderna Inc on Tuesday said a COVID-19 booster designed to target the Beta variant as well as the original coronavirus generated a better immune response...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/18/2022

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated; COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Source: Reuters

04/18/2022

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated; COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant are unlikely to develop immune responses that will protect them against other variants of the...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/17/2022

Severe omicron symptoms: Does a 4th COVID shot stop severe COVID?

A second booster shot can protect people against severe omicron variant symptoms

Source: Deseret News

04/16/2022

India's ‘warm' vaccine candidate effective against Delta, Omicron variants in mice: Study

India News: A heat-stable Covid-19 vaccine that is being developed in India and does not need cold chain storage has generated strong antibody response against co

Source: The Times of India

04/16/2022

Omicron-specific Sinopharm, Sinovac COVID vaccine candidates cleared for clinical trial

COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by a Sinopharm subsidiary and Sinovac Biotech <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/SVA.O" target="_blank">(SVA.O)</a> to target the Omicron variant were approved for clinical trials in Hong Kong, the companies said …

Source: Reuters

04/14/2022

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech provided significant added protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death for at...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/14/2022

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Source: Reuters

04/14/2022

Covid-19 booster raises antibody levels against Omicron for children ages 5 through 11, Pfizer and BioNTech say

A third shot of the children's dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine raised Omicron-fighting antibodies by 36 times in kids 5 through 11 years of age, the companies said in a news release Thursday. The companies plan to request emergency use authorizatio…

Source: CNN

04/12/2022

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? - The Associated Press

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? It's an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant , but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease.

Source: Associated Press

04/12/2022

What do we know about 'stealth omicron' so far?

Scientists say an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant is spreading globally, but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease.

Source: The Detroit News

04/12/2022

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far?

What do we know about “stealth omicron" so far? It's an extra-contagious version of the omicron variant , but it doesn’t seem to cause more severe disease.

Source: Associated Press

04/11/2022

Omicron symptoms last HALF as long as the common cold for those who are triple jabbed

Scientists at King's College London studied 62,000 people during the omicron outbreak in the UK and found remarkable differences depending on how many vaccines they received.

Source: Daily Mail

04/10/2022

Virus Expert Just Gave This "Important" Omicron Update — Eat This Not That

Overseas there's a major uptick and experts reveal there's a new dominant variant that could cause another surge here.

Source: Eatthis.com

04/06/2022

N.J. reports 1,438 COVID cases, 15 deaths. CDC says ‘stealth omicron’ accounts for the most covid cases.

New Jersey's seven-day average for confirmed cases was 1,122 on Tuesday, up 30% from a week ago and up 27% from a month ago

Source: nj.com

04/06/2022

U.S. pulls COVID drug off the market as omicron sibling dominates cases

BA.2 accounts for 72% of the COVID-19 cases sequenced by health authorities.

Source: nj.com

04/05/2022

UK Covid Cases Hit Peak on BA.2 Omicron, Waning Immunity: Study

Covid-19 infections in England reached their highest level in March since the pandemic began, driven by the omicron subvariant BA.2 and waning immunity among older adults, according to a new study.

Source: Bloomberg

04/05/2022

Protection by a Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 against Omicron in Israel | NEJM

Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Protection by a Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 against Omicron in Israel

Source: nejm.org

04/05/2022

US pulls GSK's COVID drug as omicron sibling dominates cases - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline’s IV drug for COVID-19 should no longer be used because it is likely ineffective against the omicron subvariant that now accounts for most U.S. cases, federal health regulators said Tuesday.

Source: Associated Press

04/05/2022

Omicron BA.2 Variant Pressures Parts of U.S.

Public-health experts anticipate Covid-19 cases will rise, but hope warming weather, built-up immunity mute the variant’s impact

Source: The Wall Street Journal

04/05/2022

Dr. Scott Gottlieb believes omicron BA.2 subvariant unlikely to cause 'national wave' in U.S.

However, cases are being "dramatically" underreported in some parts of the country, like the Northeast, the ex-FDA chief told CNBC on Tuesday.

Source: CNBC

04/04/2022

Omicron sub-variant BA.2 makes up 72% of COVID variants in U.S. - CDC

The U.S. national public health agency said on Monday the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron was estimated to account for nearly three of every four coronavirus variants in the country.

Source: Reuters

04/04/2022

The Omicron Variant Was Created In a Lab, Scientists Say › American Greatness

Many scientists who have studied the Omicron virus believe that the fast-spreading COVID variant was mistakenly or perhaps purposefully released from a lab. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson…

Source: American Greatness

04/03/2022

Another COVID-19 variant? Health officials say be aware of omicron BA.2, but don't panic

The newest COVID-19 variant, a subvariant of omicron, is quickly becoming the dominant strain of the virus.

Source: StarNewsOnline.com

04/03/2022

How worried should I be about omicron BA.2? And do I need a second booster?

The latest headlines about COVID-19 raise many new questions. Here are some answers.

Source: Press Herald

04/02/2022

Seizures, croup, and mechanical ventilation: New study shows how severe Omicron can get in unvaccinated children

Omicron has gained a reputation for being relatively mild. That's not necessarily the case.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

04/02/2022

New mutant omicron variant XE could be most transmissible yet, WHO says

Just days after the BA.2 strain of coronavirus achieved world dominance, international health officials are already turning their attention to a new, mutant variant believed to be even more transmissible – XE.

Source: fox8.com

04/01/2022

COVID-19: Here's what experts say to expect as BA.2 omicron subvariant spreads across Florida

Expert mapping out what might happen with a BA.2 wave in Florida don't see it being severe.

Source: Palm Beach Post

04/01/2022

Omicron 'stealth' subvariant takes over in Minnesota

Sampling over the past week found that the BA.2 omicron subvariant accounted for 72% of the viral load in Twin Cities wastewater.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

04/01/2022

WHO Covid warning: New mutant 'XE' Omicron variant could be most transmissible yet

THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning against a new mutant 'XE' variant of Omicron, that may be more transmissible than any strain of Covid seen before.

Source: Express

04/01/2022

Covid BA.2 Omicron Variant Likely Now Accounts For Majority Of New Cases In Los Angeles

The rapid growth of the more transmissible BA.2 variant of Covid-19 is continuing in Los Angeles County. As of March 12, the latest date for which data is available, 32% of local positive Covid tests that underwent laboratory sequencing turned out to be the r…

Source: Deadline

03/31/2022

New Mutant “XE” Omicron Variant May Be The Most Transmissible Version Of Covid Yet, According To WHO

The CDC announced this week that the BA.2 Omicron variant, which is reportedly 30% more transmissible than the original BA.1 Omicron strain — has become dominant among new cases sequenced in the United States. That’s a startling rise for a variant that was le…

Source: Deadline

03/31/2022

Walgreens beats earnings expectations after omicron-fueled demand for tests and boosters lifted sales

Walgreens, which saw strong sales during the winter quarter, maintained its outlook for the year.

Source: CNBC

03/30/2022

Covid Live Updates: News on Boosters and the Omicron Subvariant

The president also got his second booster. The Biden administration plans to stop turning away immigrants under a public health rule in May.

Source: New York Times

03/29/2022

Omicron BA.2 variant is now the dominant strain of COVID

Omicron subvariant BA.2 has become the biggest COVID-19 strain in the country

Source: Deseret News

03/29/2022

Omicron BA.2 Variant Now Dominant In U.S.; New Cases Of More Transmissible Covid Hitting Northeast Hard

The more transmissible strain of Omicron, BA.2, is now the dominant Covid variant in the United States. In just the last week, it has risen from 35% of all new cases genetically sequenced to 55%, per CDC data. That’s a remarkable 80% jump in just seven days. …

Source: Deadline

03/29/2022

Omicron subvariant BA.2 is now the dominant strain of Covid-19 in the US, CDC says

The highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA.2 is now the dominant strain of Covid-19 in the United States, causing an estimated 54.9% of all new Covid-19 infections last week, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: CNN

03/29/2022

Covid: 'Stealth' Omicron variant BA2 is now globally dominant | WION Originals

A sub-variant of coronavirus known as BA.2 is now dominant worldwide. It represents nearly 86 per cent of all sequenced cases. BA.2 is even more transmissibl...

Source: YouTube

03/28/2022

BA.2 Omicron variant identified in south Alabama

The new variant makes up more than half of all new cases in the northeastern U.S.

Source: AL.com

03/28/2022

Covid-19 Cases, Testing and Omicron News: Live Updates

South Korea says the worst of its Omicron wave may be over, and the country has switched its response plan from keeping cases to a minimum to testing and treating high-risk groups and patients with severe symptoms.

Source: New York Times

03/28/2022

New COVID variant: Will there be a new variant after omicron and BA.2?

What to know about the next potential COVID variant

Source: Deseret News

03/27/2022

Virus Experts Say Exactly How to Not Catch Omicron — Eat This Not That

With the Omicron subvariant BA.2 spreading across Europe and Asia, experts warn a surge is expected in the U.S.

Source: Eatthis.com

03/26/2022

Vaccinated more likely to die during omicron wave if they got J&J shot: CDC

The COVID-related death rate among Americans who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine was more than double that of people who received other vaccines, new data from the Omicron surge show.

Source: Medical Xpress

03/25/2022

New Version Of Omicron Is Spreading Quickly In LA

New cases have doubled week-to-week and health officials expect BA.2 to soon become the dominant strain, although so far it has not led to a spike in cases.

Source: LAist

03/25/2022

Some immune system memory persists year after infection; COVID from Omicron also less severe for pregnant women

A year after infection with the coronavirus, when antibodies in the blood are barely detectable, the immune system continues to "remember" the virus and...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/25/2022

Omicron deaths of Johnson & Johnson recipients were double the rate of other vaccinated Americans, new data show

Rates of breakthrough COVID-19 cases were largely similar among all three vaccines in the CDC's data.

Source: CBS News

03/24/2022

Los Angeles BA.2 Covid Cases Jump 130% In One Week As More Transmissible Omicron Variant Spreads Across U.S.

Los Angeles County Public Health officials announced today that the county of 10 million people had finally begun to experience a trend that has already hit many parts of the United States: a rapid rise in the number of Covid cases attributed to the more tran…

Source: Deadline

03/24/2022

Omicron is trouncing the argument for “natural immunity” to COVID

Bad news if you're unvaccinated and think you have strong protection after omicron.

Source: Ars Technica

03/24/2022

Omicron lasts longer on surfaces and skin than previous variants: studies | TheHill

Intact virus was detectable for longer periods of time than original coronavirus and other variants.

Source: The Hill

03/24/2022

Omicron subvariant in Florida: What to know to stay safe

In Florida, where positivity rates are low, many people are taking off their masks and returning to indoor spaces like restaurants and theaters. As BA.2 accounts for more cases in Florida, attention is on whether another wave will hit the state and how to mov…

Source: Sun Sentinel

03/24/2022

Omicron BA.2 variant identified in Louisville; here's what you need to know

A newer version of the COVID-19 omicron variant has been found in Louisville's wastewater.

Source: WDRB

03/24/2022

Here's Who's Getting Omicron Now — Eat This Not That

COVID numbers are down in the U.S., but with a surge happening in Europe and Asia, experts warn we could see an uptick in cases.

Source: Eatthis.com

03/24/2022

Two telltale signs of infection from Stealth Omicron not to ignore

Rising Covid infections have largely been fuelled by the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron which now accounts for the majority of cases across the UK

Source: Nationalworld.com

03/24/2022

The BA.2 Omicron subvariant is now dominant in northeastern US states, per CDC data. Some experts warn of an impending new wave.

Source: Google News

03/24/2022

Covid Makes Comeback In US As Omicron BA.2 Variant Becomes Dominant

Covid is making its latest comeback in parts of the northeastern United States as BA.2 coronavirus variant becomes dominant in the country, officials, while urging Congress to pass new funding or risk the supply of future treatments and vaccines.

Source: NDTV News

03/23/2022

Neutralization Profile after Recovery from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Infection | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Neutralization Profile after Recovery from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Infection

Source: nejm.org

03/23/2022

Omicron BA.2 subvariant will soon dominate in U.S., but Fauci doesn't expect another surge

Data from Walgreens, which conducts testing at its pharmacies nationwide, shows BA.2 as the dominant variant at 51% of all positive Covid cases as of March 19.

Source: CNBC

03/23/2022

Scientists debate fourth Covid vaccine dose as Omicron cases rise

Experts accept need to inoculate elderly, but some are less convinced about revaccinating younger, healthy people

Source: Financial Times

03/23/2022

A third of U.S. COVID now caused by Omicron BA.2 as overall cases fall

About one-in-three COVID-19 cases in the United States are now caused by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus, according to government data on Tuesday that also showed overall infections still declining from January's record highs.

Source: Reuters

03/22/2022

Omicron’s subvariant found in 25% of cases tested at UW virology lab

Source: Google News

03/22/2022

Omicron subvariant now accounts for over half of all COVID-19 cases in New England, CDC says

The Omicron subvariant BA.2, which is believed to be one of the drivers of a COVID-19 resurgence in Europe, now accounts for more than half of all new cases of COVID-19 in New England, according to estimates from the CDC.

Source: The Boston Globe

03/22/2022

What Californians should do now to prepare for a possible spring Omicron BA.2 surge

What should Californians be doing now to prepare for a possible spring surge of infections by the Omicron BA.2 subvariant.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/21/2022

Most unvaccinated children lack antibodies after COVID; SK Bioscience vaccine shows promise vs Omicron

Most children and adolescents do not have COVID-19 antibodies in their blood after recovering from a SARS-CoV-2 infection, new data has confirmed. Starting ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/21/2022

Omicron variant may last longer than previous COVID variants

Omicron variant may survive longer because it has a stronger foundation

Source: Deseret News

03/21/2022

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines proved very effective against COVID Omicron variant, study shows

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines proved very effective against COVID Omicron variant, study shows

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/21/2022

Symptoms of the New Omicron Variant Tearing Through Europe — Eat This Not That

The new Omicron variant “BA.2” has already become the dominant COVID-19 strain in the UK, and is tearing through the rest of Europe.

Source: Eatthis.com

03/21/2022

AstraZeneca Says New COVID Drug Works Against Omicron Subvariants

New pharmaceutical also works against super-infections Omicron variants, according to a U.S. study.

Source: Daily Beast

03/21/2022

Has Omicron wave crested in Korea?

Has Omicron wave crested in Korea?

Source: 코리아타임스

03/19/2022

'Stealth omicron' cases starting to add up in Metro Detroit, Washtenaw County

Cases of the BA.2 omicron subvariant, known as "stealth omicron," first detected in Michigan in mid-January, are adding up in Metro Detroit and Washtenaw County.

Source: The Detroit News

03/19/2022

BA.2, a More Contagious Cousin of the Dominant BA.1 Subvariant of the Omicron Variant of SARS-CoV-2

A more contagious COVID variant could be the dominant strain in the U.S. within a month.

Source: Daily Beast

03/18/2022

What is BA.2 or ‘Stealth Omicron'? What to Know as Cases Abroad Spark Concern

The BA.2 variant is beginning to grow in parts of the U.S. and is believed to be behind a number of COVID increases in multiple countries, so what exactly is it…

Source: NBC Chicago

03/18/2022

Black adult hospitalizations reached a pandemic high during the omicron wave, CDC study finds

Black adults were four times as likely to be hospitalized compared with White adults during the height of the omicron surge.

Source: The Washington Post

03/18/2022

Vaccines protect against infection from Omicron subvariant — but not for long

Two doses of COVID vaccine cut the risk of infection and mild illness from the rising BA.2 subvariant, although protection wanes quickly.

Source: Nature.com

03/18/2022

Omicron survives longer on some surfaces, studies find. That may help explain why it's more contagious, but it's no reason to panic

Under experimental conditions, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus survives at least twice as long on surfaces like plastic, paper and skin than the original strain that emerged from Wuhan, China, which may help explain how this variant has become so conta…

Source: CNN

03/18/2022

Overwhelmed by Omicron, Hong Kong Runs Out of Space for Its Dead

People are dying from Covid-19 in Hong Kong at a rate that surpasses most of the world’s worst pandemic peaks, with almost 300 deaths a day exceeding the city’s ability to cope.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

03/17/2022

Hong Kong storing bodies in shipping containers amid Omicron surge: photos

The bodies of coronavirus victims in Hong Kong are being stored in refrigerated shipping containers as a deadly Omicron surge pushes morgues past capacity, harrowing photos show.

Source: New York Post

03/17/2022

CDC: Omicron hospitalized young kids at 5 times the rate during delta surge

The omicron variant of the coronavirus hospitalized U.S. children at about five times the rate during the previous delta surge, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Source: Fox News

03/17/2022

Covid Live Updates: Omicron News, Restrictions and More

Past coronavirus surges in Europe have predicted what was to come in the United States, but experts say the trend is more a cause for caution than alarm. New York’s experience offers lessons to health experts.

Source: New York Times

03/16/2022

Comparative analysis of the risks of hospitalisation and death associated with SARS-CoV-2 omicron (B.1.1.529) and delta (B.1.617.2) variants in England: a cohort study

The risk of severe outcomes following SARS-CoV-2 infection is substantially lower for omicron than for delta, with higher reductions for more severe endpoints and significant variation with age. Underlying the observed risks is a larger reduction in intrinsic…

Source: The Lancet

03/16/2022

Children under 5 hospitalized at much higher rates during omicron surge

The omicron variant caused less severe disease than delta for children under 5, and fewer deaths.

Source: The Washington Post

03/16/2022

Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 Variants | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 and BA.2 Variants

Source: nejm.org

03/16/2022

Deltacron symptoms: Your body could recognize deltacron as omicron

The deltacron variant does not present any major concern yet, experts added

Source: Deseret News

03/15/2022

How Worrying Is Deltacron COVID Variant, Hybrid of Delta and Omicron?

After the mixture of the highly transmissible Omicron and Delta variants was reported last week, experts have told Newsweek why it is too early to be concerned.

Source: Newsweek

03/14/2022

China stocks suffer worst fall since 2008 as Omicron spooks investors

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Source: Financial Times

03/13/2022

‘Deltacron,’ the Delta-Omicron hybrid COVID variant, appears to be in the U.S., according to a new study

Is Deltacron in the U.S.? The Delta-Omicron COVID variant appears to be, with two cases identified by California-based lab Helix since January, according to a new study published Saturday to research site medRxiv, cofounded by Yale University and The British …

Source: Fortune

03/12/2022

One-third of US child COVID deaths happened during Omicron surge

Since the beginning of the year, 550 children in the US have died from COVID-19, compared with 1,017 kids over the preceding 22 months.

Source: New York Post

03/12/2022

New ‘Deltacron’ Covid-19 Coronavirus Variant Is A Recombinant Of Delta And Omicron

The Institut Pasteur in France has now shared “solid evidence for a Delta-Omicron recombinant virus.”

Source: Forbes

03/12/2022

The top omicron and delta variant symptoms to know as deltacron emerges

What omicron and delta symptoms are common?

Source: Deseret News

03/11/2022

Pfizer's COVID vaccine less effective against Omicron in younger children, new study suggests

Children were still three times less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 if they were vaccinated.

Source: CBS News

03/11/2022

What We Know About the ‘Stealth’ BA.2 Omicron Variant

The subvariant of Omicron is not yet causing a new surge in the United States and probably won’t.

Source: New York Times

03/11/2022

Delta-omicron recombinant virus no reason for panic, health experts say

The hybrid virus is rare, and data on spread and disease severity is not concerning.

Source: Ars Technica

03/11/2022

‘The real thing’: Delta-Omicron hybrid identified for first time

Scientists say variant which combines mutations of two variants is ‘one to keep an eye on’

Source: Independent

03/11/2022

One-third of all US child Covid deaths occurred during Omicron surge

Children seem to be facing increasing risks as mask mandates are abandoned and vaccination rates stall

Source: The Guardian

03/10/2022

Vaccines and Omicron mean Covid now less deadly than flu in England

Recent rise in hospital admissions shows decision to end restrictions still carries risks

Source: Financial Times

03/09/2022

Effect of mRNA Vaccine Boosters against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Infection in Qatar | NEJM

Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Effect of mRNA Vaccine Boosters against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Infection in Qatar

Source: nejm.org

03/09/2022

Efficacy of Antiviral Agents against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariant BA.2 | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Efficacy of Antiviral Agents against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariant BA.2

Source: nejm.org

03/09/2022

Omicron BA.2 subvariant fuels new global surge of the pandemic

Contrary to the narrative spun by the corporate media that COVID-19 is now “endemic” and a stable “new normal” has been reached, reality has come crashing down once again in the third year of this unprecedented crisis.

Source: World Socialist Web Site

03/09/2022

An interview with Yaneer Bar-Yam on Omicron, BA.2 and the ongoing dangers of the coronavirus pandemic: Part 2

Part two of an interview with Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam of the World Health Network.

Source: World Socialist Web Site

03/08/2022

Interim Statement on COVID-19 vaccines in the context of the circulation of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant from the WHO Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC), 08 March 2022

<p><strong>Key messages:</strong></p><ul><li>The TAG-CO-VAC is reviewing available data to optimize vaccine mediated protection against prevalent circulating variants. The TAG-CO-VAC strongly supports urgent and broad access to current COVID-19 vaccines for p…

Source: World Health Organization

03/08/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: How do you catch COVID?

The omicron variant is still spreading. So how do people catch it?

Source: Deseret News

03/07/2022

Omicron infections contagious for at least 6 days; Takeda drug shows promise as COVID treatment

Patients infected with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 remain contagious for just as long as patients infected with earlier variants, according to a small ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/07/2022

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

Source: Google News

03/07/2022

COVID: United States scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

COVID pandemic, United States, US scientists, Omicron variant, Omicron variant detection in deer, deer, latest corona news updates, covid news updates, Omicron variant in deer, scientists detected omicron

Source: India TV News

03/07/2022

Experts urge US cities and states to prep for future outbreaks as Omicron slows

As cases and hospitalizations decline, public health experts worry it might lull people into thinking the pandemic is over

Source: The Guardian

03/06/2022

COVID-19 deaths in California among vaccinated rose sharply with omicron

Those vaccinated and boosted are 17 times less likely to die of COVID-19 than the unvaccinated, but that advantage has shrunk from 38 times less in November.

Source: The Mercury News

03/06/2022

Most People Catch Omicron This Way Now — Eat This Not That

If you are maskless in a high-risk environment around people who are also maskless, you are putting yourself in danger of getting the Omicron.

Source: Eatthis.com

03/03/2022

February jobs report preview: Payrolls expected to rise as Omicron cases dip

The U.S. economy likely added jobs back for a fourteenth straight month in February, with job growth continuing even in the already-tight labor market as new...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

03/03/2022

New COVID Subvariant In All 50 States, 'May Be Even More Contagious Than Omicron'

It doesn’t have a name, but it’s everywhere. Just as Omicron fades, a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has now been detected in every U.S. state, according to a new report. The variant, which didn’t get its own Greek letter name and is…

Source: The Daily Wire

03/03/2022

Covid Omicron Strain 40% Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu, Study Finds

Source: Bloomberg

03/02/2022

The next COVID subvariant is here and may be even more contagious than Omicron

The "Stealth Omicron" subvariant is spreading rapidly across the world.

Source: Fortune

03/02/2022

Weaker Omicron variant is great news for the world, but bad news for Covid-related clinical trials

As the world cheers over the weaker (but still not quite mild) Omicron variant, with its reduced Covid-related hospitalizations and deaths when compared to the Delta variant, sponsors of clinical trials that depend on new Covid-19 cases to finish their work a…

Source: Endpoints News

03/02/2022

Omicron subvariant BA.2: The new symptoms to look out for

Health officials have discovered that the BA.2 subvariant of the omicron variant of COVID-19 can have additional symptoms that do not manifest in the original strains. Here is what you need to know.

Source: nj.com

03/01/2022

Vaccine protection against Covid-19 fell substantially for children during Omicron surge

Many vaccinated kids experienced breakthrough infections during the Omicron surge, though protection against hospitalization remained stronger, a large new government-funded study found.

Source: CNN

03/01/2022

Stealth Omicron BA.2 variant: What to know about new COVID-19 symptoms announced

The new symptoms include dizziness and fatigue.

Source: MassLive.com

03/01/2022

COVID symptoms: What symptoms to expect after omicron variant

What COVID-19 symptoms should you expect after infection?

Source: Deseret News

02/28/2022

Pfizer Covid vaccine was just 12% effective against omicron in kids 5 to 11, study finds

New York health officials found the effectiveness of Pfizer's vaccine versus Covid plummeted from 68% to 12% for children ages 5 to 11 during the omicron surge.

Source: CNBC

02/28/2022

Stealth Omicron Meaning: What You Need to Know About This Variant

There's good news and bad news.

Source: menshealth.com

02/28/2022

New version of omicron detected in Maine as wastewater tests shows steep decline in COVID-19

Portland's wastewater plants showing declines of 98 percent and 97 percent since early January.

Source: Press Herald

02/28/2022

The next variant: three key questions about what's after Omicron

The emergence of a new variant is just a matter of time, scientists say.

Source: Nature.com

02/28/2022

BA.2 omicron variant: 2 new COVID symptoms reported

In the U.S., BA.2 caused about 4% of COVID cases for the week ending Feb. 19.

Source: AL.com

02/28/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Original COVID symptoms you’ll experience

COVID-19 symptoms might continue to show up with the omciron and BA.2 variant. Here’s what to expect from the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

02/26/2022

Studies reveal new 'stealth' omicron variant is 30% more transmissible. Should California be worried?

Stealth omicron, or BA.2, is now outpacing the original strain of omicron globally,...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

02/25/2022

Repurposing FDA-Approved Drugs To Combat All COVID-19 Variants – Including Delta and Omicron

Several FDA-approved drugs — including for type 2 diabetes, hepatitis C and HIV — significantly reduce the ability of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to replicate in human cells, according to new research led by scientists at Penn State. Specifically, the tea…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/25/2022

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 2.1% in January and Inflation Accelerated Amid Omicron Wave

Commerce Department’s inflation gauge rose 6.1% from a year earlier

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/25/2022

SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 (Omicron) Variant Transmission Within Households — Four US Jurisdictions, November 2021–February 2022 | MMWR - COVID

This report describes how Omicron infection resulted in high transmission among household contacts. Prevention strategies are important to reduce transmission in households.

Source: Cdc.gov

02/25/2022

Moderna CEO says the pandemic will end this year, but new Omicron-specific boosters may be needed

Moderna has a new COVID-19 booster that combines the original vaccine with an Omicron-specifc one, Stéphane Bancel, Moderna CEO, said.

Source: Business Insider

02/24/2022

Scientists warily keep watch on coronavirus mutant known as ‘stealth omicron’ as it spreads

Early research suggests it spreads faster than the original omicron and in rare cases can sicken people even if they’ve already had an omicron infection. There’s mixed research on whether it causes more severe disease, but vaccines appear just as effective ag…

Source: OregonLive

02/24/2022

Austin-Travis County moves to Stage 4 as omicron surge recedes

The 7-day moving average of hospital admissions has been in the Stage 4 threshold for roughly a week. It was 31 as of Wednesday.

Source: KXAN.com

02/24/2022

Omicron's lasting mysteries: four questions scientists are racing to answer

The fast-moving variant poses new puzzles in viral transmission, severity and evolution.

Source: Nature.com

02/24/2022

As 'stealth omicron' advances, scientists are learning more

Source: ABC News

02/24/2022

As 'stealth omicron' advances, scientists are learning more

Source: Google News

02/24/2022

Research Shows Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Is Not As Strong Against Omicron Variant

Kaiser Permanente study shows 3 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine highly effective against hospitalization from omicron or delta. New Kaiser Permanente research published on February 21, 2022, in Nature Medicine shows that while Moderna COVID-19 vaccine prote…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/23/2022

Fourth dose of COVID vaccine offers only slight boost against Omicron infection

Israeli trial shows a fourth vaccination raises antibody levels but provides little extra protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Source: Nature.com

02/23/2022

Population Immunity and Covid-19 Severity with Omicron Variant in South Africa | NEJM

Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Population Immunity and Covid-19 Severity with Omicron Variant in South Africa

Source: nejm.org

02/23/2022

New Omicron sub-variant has new symptoms and is more contagious, SRHD says

Less than 1% of Omicron cases are the second variant, but past COVID-19 infection no longer yields immunity.

Source: KREM.com

02/23/2022

Will a rising Omicron variant scramble antibody treatments?

The BA.2 COVID variant now spreading worldwide disarms a crucial monoclonal-antibody therapy in laboratory tests.

Source: Nature.com

02/23/2022

Fast-Spreading Covid-19 Omicron Type Revives Questions About Opening Up

BA.2 subvariant now accounts for more than a third of global cases, according to global database

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/23/2022

Reinfections with Omicron subvariants are rare, Danish study finds

Getting infected twice with two different Omicron coronavirus subvariants is possible, but rarely happens, a Danish study has found.

Source: Reuters

02/23/2022

Omicron is proving to be deadly serious for children in the US

According to the CDC data tracker, pediatric COVID deaths have doubled since November 2021, underscoring the deadly consequences from all variants of the SARS-CoV-2 for this population.

Source: World Socialist Web Site

02/22/2022

Immunity against COVID-19 from omicron infections varies across the DC region

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has infected so many people, a Johns Hopkins disease modeler says, that between 50% and 90% of the population of various states have some degree of immunity against COVID-19.

Source: WTOP

02/22/2022

Does Omicron infection protect against other variants?

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and then experiencing an infection with Omicron could provide immunity against previous variants.

Source: Medical News Today

02/22/2022

Omicron subvariant BA.2 has arrived in NC

Some laboratories in North Carolina have detected the presence of the latest COVID-19 variant, a subvariant of omicron called BA.2.

Source: WRAL.com

02/22/2022

As Omicron cases fall, doctors anxiously await possible surge of dangerous child complication MIS-C

After the Omicron coronavirus variant made a record number of US children sick in January, children's hospitals across the United States braced for what has come with every other spike in the Covid-19 pandemic: cases of a rare but dangerous condition called m…

Source: CNN

02/22/2022

BA.2: A more contagious version of the Omicron variant has been spreading in US

New surge or long tail? Scientists weigh impact ‘stealth’ strain of Omicron could have in the US

Source: Independent

02/21/2022

More contagious version of the Omicron variant spreading in US

New surge or long tail? Scientists weigh impact ‘stealth’ strain of Omicron could have in the US

Source: Independent

02/21/2022

New information released on Omicron sub-variant, BA-2

As many people prepare for life without mask mandates, there are new findings about the Omicron sub-variant, "BA-2".

Source: WKOW

02/21/2022

Coronavirus symptoms: 6 signs of 'Stealth Omicron' you can witness in your gut and why the variant may not even give a positive result

It leads to confusion and people do not go for COVID testing, putting others at risk. It may also happen that the patient may test false negative as there won't be any traces of Omicron in the nose or mouth.

Source: The Times of India

02/21/2022

Omicron cases are falling, but this 'stealth' coronavirus variant is on the rise

Cases of the omicron variant have fallen nationally, but BA.2, known as “stealth omicron,” is just getting started. The subvariant has been found in at leas...

Source: YouTube

02/19/2022

Covid Omicron symptoms: The signs and stages to look for

Symptoms of Omicron: Headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough and more

Source: Independent

02/19/2022

Will vaccines work against BA.2, the new sub-variant of Omicron? Covid-19

The new sub-variant of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, as per reports. BA.2 is becoming a dominant strain in several countries. ...

Source: YouTube

02/19/2022

Shades of the early pandemic as Omicron tests Hong Kong

As hospitals struggle with surge of patients, experts wonder whether Zero COVID policy contributed to city’s problems.

Source: Al Jazeera English

02/18/2022

Omicron subvariant BA.2 continues global rise as experts assess mixed data

Lab studies suggest higher pathogenicity, but so far, real-world data on severity doesn't.

Source: Ars Technica

02/18/2022

CDC Confirms Power of Anime (and Ventilation) Prevented NYC Con From Being an Omicron Superspreader

This is extremely good news not just for Anime NYC, but for cons across the country.

Source: Gizmodo.com

02/18/2022

Lower omicron efficacy delayed FDA review on Pfizer shot in kids under 5

U.S. health regulators delayed their review of Pfizer Inc.'s Covid-19 vaccine in children under 5 years old because the initial two-dose series so far wasn't working well against the Omicron variant during testing, people familiar with the decision said.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/18/2022

Study: BA.2 more severe than original Omicron variant | Cases of BA.2 sub-variant on the rise | WION

New lab experiments from Japan shows that the Omicron sub-variant BA.2 may have features that make it capable of causing serious illness like older variants ...

Source: YouTube

02/18/2022

As Omicron Surged, Covid-19 Spread Through Patients in Hospitals

A record number of people in hospitals in January had coronavirus infections they caught while there, Wall Street Journal analysis finds

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/18/2022

As BA.2 subvariant of Omicron rises, lab studies point to signs of severity

The BA.2 virus -- a subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant -- isn't just spreading faster than its distant cousin, it may also cause more severe disease and appears capable of thwarting some of the key weapons we have against Covid-19, new research sug…

Source: CNN

02/17/2022

Do I need a 4th dose of the COVID vaccine? Are variants before omicron still spreading?

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Dr. Frank McGeorge has been keeping viewers up-to-date and informed on all fronts.

Source: WDIV ClickOnDetroit

02/17/2022

Shake Shack forecasts slim sales as Omicron surge hurts

Shake Shack forecast quarterly revenue below estimates, as the Omicron variant led to labor shortages, forcing the burger chain to close restaurants.

Source: CNBC

02/17/2022

Omicron spread quickly at convention in New York City -- but boosters helped

Source: ABC News

02/17/2022

Covid Omicron symptoms: The signs and stages to look for

Symptoms of Omicron: Headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough and more

Source: Independent

02/17/2022

Omicron Reveals Hong Kong's Covid Dilemma

An Omicron surge has exposed the weaknesses of a system that was once a world leader in containing the coronavirus.

Source: New York Times

02/17/2022

3 in 4 Americans have immunity from Omicron, model estimates, but the other 80 million 'have to be very careful'

3 in 4 Americans have immunity from Omicron, model estimates, but the other 80 million 'have to be very careful'

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/17/2022

Estimated 73% of US now immune to omicron: Is that enough?

The omicron wave that assaulted the United States this winter also bolstered its defenses, leaving enough protection against the coronavirus that future spikes will likely require much less — if any — dramatic disruption to society.

Source: Associated Press

02/17/2022

Estimated 73% of US now immune to omicron: Is that enough?

Source: Google News

02/17/2022

Estimated 73% of US now immune to omicron: Is that enough?

The omicron wave that assaulted the United States this winter also bolstered its defenses, leaving enough protection against the coronavirus that future...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/16/2022

Moderna eyes COVID booster by August, not clear yet if Omicron-specific needed

Source: Google News

02/16/2022

Pfizer and BioNTech Omicron-targeted vaccine delayed - BioNTech CEO

Delivery of Pfizer <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/PFE.N" target="_blank">(PFE.N)</a> and BioNTech SE's vaccine to combat the Omicron COVID-19 variant was delayed by several weeks due to a slower-than expected data gathering process, BionTech Chief…

Source: Reuters

02/16/2022

US Retail Sales: Value of Purchases Rose 3.8% in January, Defying Omicron Woes

Source: Bloomberg

02/16/2022

Omicron drove up kids’ COVID-19 hospitalization rates. By how much? Now the CDC knows

Children’s hospitalization rates are lower than adults, but rose significantly with the highly contagious omicron variant surge this winter.

Source: The Mercury News

02/15/2022

Omicron wave was brutal on kids; hospitalization rates 4X higher than delta’s

Incidental cases do not account for the jump in hospitalizations, the authors found.

Source: Ars Technica

02/15/2022

Child Covid-19 hospitalizations rose amid Omicron, especially among children too young to be vaccinated

Covid-19 hospitalization rates among children increased as Omicron replaced Delta as the predominant coronavirus variant in the United States, especially among those under 5, who are not eligible to be vaccinated, according to a study published Tuesday by the…

Source: CNN

02/15/2022

Booster protection from omicron hospital stay dips from 91% to 78%

Despite inevitable waning, protection against severe disease still looks strong.

Source: Ars Technica

02/14/2022

Omicron-targeted vaccines do no better than original jabs in early tests

Experiments in animals show that boosters customized for the fast-spreading COVID variant offer little advantage over standard jabs.

Source: Nature.com

02/14/2022

Moderna, Pfizer stocks fall as Covid omicron wave subsides in U.S.

Moderna plunged more than 12%, the biggest decline in the S&P 500 as of midafternoon Monday.

Source: CNBC

02/14/2022

How strong is your immunity against Omicron?

For months, scientists, public health officials, politicians and the general public have debated whether prior coronavirus infection — touted as "natural...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/14/2022

How strong is your immunity against Omicron?

Source: Google News

02/14/2022

How strong is your immunity against Omicron?

For months, scientists, public health officials, politicians and the general public have debated whether prior coronavirus infection — touted as "natural...

Source: AOL

02/13/2022

COVID-19: UK monitoring hybrid delta-omicron strain called 'deltacron'

Health officials in the United Kingdom officially began monitoring a hybrid strain of the delta and omicron coronavirus known as "deltacron" last week after it was identified in a patient in the country, according to the country's Health Security Agency.

Source: Fox News

02/12/2022

Omicron Version of COVID-19 Found in New York City Deer

Researchers say the Omicron version of COVID-19 was found among a group of deer in New York City.

Source: VOA News

02/12/2022

UK health officials tracking hybrid COVID-19 strain of Delta, Omicron variants

In a report published Friday, UK health officials revealed Deltacron is officially being monitored as a legitimate threat, The Mirror reported.

Source: New York Post

02/12/2022

Omicron symptoms: Two signs when you eat that can be symptoms of COVID - 'sharp increase'

MANY people will be aware of the common signs of coronavirus, such as a cough or fever, but Omicron also has the potential to present a number of other signs. These may turn up in your eating habits.

Source: Express

02/12/2022

FDA authorizes new monoclonal antibody treatment to fight omicron

Source: ABC News

02/11/2022

FDA authorizes new Covid-19 monoclonal antibody that works against Omicron variant

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a new monoclonal antibody treatment that seems to work against the Omicron variant of the virus that causes Covid-19.

Source: CNN

02/11/2022

F.D.A. Authorizes Monoclonal Antibody Drug With Promise Against Omicron

The federal government has ordered 600,000 doses of the treatment, which is meant for high-risk Covid patients early in their illness.

Source: New York Times

02/11/2022

Boosters wane but showed protection against hospitalization during omicron, CDC study says

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines lose substantial effectiveness after about four months, and data suggested that additional boosters may be needed.

Source: The Washington Post

02/11/2022

Waning 2-Dose and 3-Dose Effectiveness of mRNA Vaccines Against COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Adults During Periods of Delta and Omicron Variant Predominance — VISION Net - COVID

This report describes how vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19–associated emergency department/urgent care visits and hospitalizations was higher after the third dose but decreased with time.

Source: Cdc.gov

02/11/2022

Health chiefs are now officially keeping tabs on variant that's Omicron and Delta merger

In its weekly update the UKHSA revealed the strain had been detected in the UK and was 'currently under monitoring'. It evolved in someone that caught Delta and Omicron at the same time.

Source: Daily Mail

02/11/2022

Biden Administration Buys 600,000 Treatment Courses of New COVID Antibody Drug That ‘Works Against Omicron Variant’

The Biden administration has purchased 600,000 treatment courses of a new COVID-19 monoclonal antibody drug that data shows works against ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

02/11/2022

Schools Lift Mask Requirements, Change Covid-19 Rules as Omicron Recedes

Some districts are easing testing requirements; others are planning vaccine mandates

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/11/2022

Chicago Auto Show goes electric in first major McCormick Place event since omicron

Electric vehicles will be taking center stage at the annual Chicago Auto Show, the first major convention center event of 2022 since omicron hit in December.

Source: Chicago Tribune

02/09/2022

Protection against the Omicron Variant from Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Protection against the Omicron Variant from Previous SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Source: nejm.org

02/09/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

New York and Massachusetts announced Wednesday they will ease mask mandates, joining a long list of states making similar moves in recent days.

Source: The Washington Post

02/09/2022

Uber beats on revenue, says core business is bouncing back after omicron surge

Uber beat analyst estimates on revenue for the quarter and said it's starting to bounce back from headwinds caused by the omicron coronavirus surge.

Source: CNBC

02/09/2022

Omicron variant: Will deer create the next COVID-19 variant?

Could deer create a new COVID-19 variant? Read about how white-tailed deer can create new COVID-19 variants.

Source: Deseret News

02/09/2022

Can you get long COVID after an infection with omicron?

Can you get long COVID after an infection with omicron? It’s too early to know for sure, but many doctors believe it’s possible to have long-term effects from the omicron variant of the virus.

Source: Associated Press

02/09/2022

Can you get long COVID after an infection with omicron?

Can you get long COVID after an infection with omicron?

Source: WRAL.com

02/09/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: 1 sign your kid has the COVID-19 variant

The omicron variant has specific omicron variant symptoms. Read about the omicron variant symptoms in children and which omicron variant symptoms are signs of COVID.

Source: Deseret News

02/09/2022

Omicron's 'fat tail:' Why aren't COVID infections falling faster?

Florida’s omicron wave isn’t receding as quickly as experts had hoped.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

02/09/2022

Omicron-infected deer raise questions about spillover to humans

The coronavirus seems widespread among white-tailed deer in the US, raising concerns about the spillover of new variants to humans.

Source: Business Insider

02/08/2022

More-infectious 'stealth' Omicron variant makes up 4% of Covid cases in the US

The 'stealth' Omicron variant has not managed to make much of a dent into the original version of the strain, only making up around four percent of sequenced cases in the U.S., the CDC reports.

Source: Daily Mail

02/08/2022

Discovery of Omicron in New York deer raises concern over possible new variants

The discovery of the Omicron variant in white-tailed deer in New York has raised concerns that the species, numbering 30 million in the United States, could become hosts of a new coronavirus strain, a lead researcher said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters

02/08/2022

Omicron found in NYC deer raises questions about COVID transmission from animals to humans

Source: ABC News

02/08/2022

Deer in New York Test Positive for Omicron, Researchers Warn of Future 'Spillback to Humans'

Many wild deer in Staten Island have been infected by the coronavirus, and some have even recently caught Omicron.

Source: Gizmodo.com

02/08/2022

Mask Mandates, Covid-19 Cases and Omicron News: Covid Live Updates

In one of the biggest rollbacks of statewide health protocols since the pandemic began, Democratic leaders said they would end many rules for schools and indoor public spaces.

Source: New York Times

02/08/2022

Omicron symptoms on your skin: The six signs you could have Covid

EXPERTS are urging Brits to take a Covid test if they develop these distinctive signs on their skin.

Source: Express

02/08/2022

New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have become the first wild animals with documented Omicron infections. The coronavirus has now been found in deer in 15 states.

Source: New York Times

02/08/2022

Moderna’s omicron booster was only as good as current vaccine in monkey study

Boosting with an omicron-specific vaccine didn't offer more protection against omicron.

Source: Ars Technica

02/07/2022

BA.2 omicron variant: What we know about ‘stealth’ COVID variant

The variant seems to be more transmissible but does not cause more severe levels of illness.

Source: AL.com

02/07/2022

These States Are Past the Omicron Peak, Expert Says — Best Life

Experts point to decreasing numbers that show certain states may already be past the Omicron peak brought on by the variant's surge.

Source: Best Life

02/07/2022

Does Exposure to Omicron Help Our Immunity, Even If We Don’t Get Sick?

People who have had repeated close encounters with Covid-19 wonder whether a near miss bolsters their defenses

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/06/2022

COVID Omicron Updates: CDC releases new guidance for some Americans to get additional vaccine booster shot - WABC

The CDC has shortened the amount of time people who are severely immunocompromised need to wait before getting a fourth COVID vaccine booster dose.

Source: WABC-TV

02/06/2022

What we’ve learned about Omicron so far, and what you need to know if you’ve been infected

How sick will you get? Does this protect you against future infections?

Source: mlive.com

02/05/2022

Omicron surge? Businesses desperate for workers are adding jobs and hiring anyway

Unlike previous waves of the virus, when businesses were quick to pause operations and lay off workers, many are now going to greater lengths to hang on to their employees. Overall, U.S. employers added 467,000 jobs in January, with much of those gains concen…

Source: The Washington Post

02/05/2022

How New York City’s Hospitals Withstood the Omicron Surge

The highly contagious coronavirus variant stretched the city’s health care system to the breaking point, but not past it.

Source: New York Times

02/05/2022

COVID digest: Monkey study finds omicron booster may not be needed

A study in monkeys suggested an omicron-specific booster was not significantly different from Moderna's conventional booster. The US passed the grim milestone of 900,000 COVID deaths. DW has the latest.

Source: DW (English)

02/05/2022

Omicron, T-Cells and the Science of Why We Need to Update Our COVID Vaccines – The Wire Science

The omicron variant hasn’t only eroded our antibodies but has also dented our T-cell immunity.

Source: Thewire.in

02/05/2022

U.S. Covid Death Toll Surpasses 900,000 as Omicron’s Spread Slows

New case reports are waning, but deaths have yet to peak, and Americans are wondering what long-term coexistence with the coronavirus might look like.

Source: New York Times

02/05/2022

Four 'stealth omicron' cases found in Florida as COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,000 for second week

Florida's COVID-19 death toll stands at 66,279 residents, the state Health Department said Friday. Officials logged 1,324 more fatalities since Jan. 28

Source: Palm Beach Post

02/04/2022

Fresno County’s COVID cases down, but omicron threat remains. Will the decline continue?

Source: Google News

02/04/2022

US death toll from COVID-19 hits 900000, sped by omicron

Propelled in part by the wildly contagious omicron variant, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 900,000 on Friday, less than two months after eclipsing 800,000. The two-year total, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of I…

Source: Associated Press

02/04/2022

US death toll from COVID-19 hits 900000, sped by omicron

Propelled in part by the wildly contagious omicron variant, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 900,000 on Friday, less than two months after eclipsing 800,000. The two-year total, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of I…

Source: Associated Press

02/04/2022

US death toll from COVID-19 hits 900,000, sped by omicron

Source: ABC News

02/04/2022

Restaurants face 'a long road to recovery' even as Omicron wanes

Restaurants may never climb back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Restaurant Association's latest industry report.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

02/04/2022

CDC: More vaccinated adults hospitalized with omicron, but fewer admitted to ICU | TheHill

A higher proportion of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 during t...

Source: The Hill

02/04/2022

U.S. labor market shrugs off Omicron surge, economy strong ahead of rate hikes

The U.S. economy created far more jobs than expected in January but despite the disruption to consumer-facing businesses from a surge in COVID-19 cases, pointing to underlying strength that should sustain the expansion as the Federal Reserve starts to raise i…

Source: Reuters

02/04/2022

Did omicron come from rodents?

Omicron has over 50 mutations, more than any other strain. Many of these particular mutations, authors of the analysis say, are very rare or altogether never-before-seen. Some researchers say that simple person-to-person spread would not result in so much vir…

Source: fox8.com

02/04/2022

Omicron Subvariant BA.2 Is Gaining Ground. Should We Worry?

Two years into the pandemic, a mutated version of the omicron variant, known as BA.2, has become the latest challenge to taming COVID-19.

Source: NDTV News

02/04/2022

Is my upset stomach a symptom of Omicron?

We’ve noticed a recent rise in people reporting gastrointestinal symptoms in the ZOE COVID Study app - so what’s going on?

Source: Joinzoe.com

02/04/2022

'Stealth omicron' slightly more infectious, but no worse than original, Walensky says: COVID updates

Public health experts have said the stealth omicron may slow down current drop in infections across the U.S., but likely won’t stop it. Live updates.

Source: USA Today

02/04/2022

Omicron infections may not protect well against future spread

It's unclear how well Omicron protects against other variants, or how long its protection lasts.

Source: Axios

02/04/2022

COVID: ‘stealth omicron’ is spreading, but not so fast

“In many places we’ve seen BA.2 so far,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, “cases have continued to come down, although at a slower rate.”

Source: The Mercury News

02/03/2022

CDC director: Studies yet to show BA.2 sub-variant evading current vaccines more than omicron

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that experts have not yet seen studies suggesting omicron sub-variant BA.2 will evade COVID-19 vaccine protection any more so than the original omicron strain has already.

Source: Fox News

02/03/2022

Divergent SARS CoV-2 Omicron-reactive T- and B cell responses in COVID-19 vaccine recipients

Vaccination-induced SARS-CoV-2-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells targeting the ancestral Spike protein cross-recognize the Omicron variant.

Source: Science.org

02/03/2022

Omicron's molecular structure could help explain its global takeover

Multiple studies are revealing why the SARS-CoV-2 variant is so transmissible, but also seems to cause milder disease.

Source: Nature.com

02/03/2022

Who needs a Covid vaccine booster now and who should wait for an omicron-specific shot?

Most people don’t need a fourth Covid-19 shot yet. But for some, it’s very important.

Source: Vox

02/03/2022

Breakthrough COVID powers up immune response to variants — including Omicron

Experiments suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infections after vaccination trigger antibody levels similar to those in people whose infections preceded their vaccination.

Source: Nature.com

02/02/2022

Omicron variant may have come from two previous COVID-19 lineages

Did two COVID lineages create the omicron variant? Read about how earlier COVID variants may have created the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/25/2022

Covid Live Updates: Omicron News, Vaccines and More

A smaller share of Omicron cases lead to hospitalizations than Delta, a C.D.C. report says. The European Union will ease travel rules for vaccinated residents, a change that also applies to people living in the bloc who have recovered from the virus.

Source: New York Times

01/25/2022

Stock investors' nerves tested by inflation, omicron, Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is losing crucial support from the Federal Reserve .

Source: Associated Press

01/25/2022

Pfizer and BioNTech launch trial of Omicron-targeted COVID vaccine

Pfizer Inc <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/PFE.N" target="_blank">(PFE.N)</a> and BioNTech SE said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which h…

Source: Reuters

01/25/2022

The next Covid variant will be more contagious than omicron, but the question is whether it will be more deadly, WHO says

A top WHO official warned against theories that the virus will continue to mutate into milder strains that make people less sick than earlier variants.

Source: CNBC

01/25/2022

Pfizer Begins Study Testing Omicron Vaccine in People

Trial will examine safety and immune response in case regulators deem an adapted Covid-19 vaccine necessary

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/25/2022

Is sneezing a symptom of the omicron COVID variant?

Sneezing can be an especially confusing symptom, difficult to tell if it’s pollen or infectious droplets in the air.

Source: Newsnationnow.com

01/25/2022

Consumer Confidence Dragged Down As Bidenflation and Omicron Crush Hope

Rising prices and the ongoing pandemic dragged down consumer confidence as 2021 got going. | Economy

Source: Breitbart News

01/25/2022

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant .

Source: Associated Press

01/25/2022

New version of omicron reported, dubbed 'stealth omicron'

At least three cases have been reported in the U.S.

Source: WIS10

01/25/2022

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and the Omicron variant

Pfizer and BioNTech announced they have begun a clinical trial for an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

01/25/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Midwest grocery chains Meijer and Hy-Vee said they have started giving away the masks. Walgreens expects its giveaways to start Friday.

Source: The Washington Post

01/25/2022

Most People Get Omicron This Way, Experts Say

Dr. Eva Beaulieu explains the most common ways people catch the virus and why it's important to help prevent getting it.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/25/2022

Pfizer and BioNTech Initiate Study to Evaluate Omicron-Based COVID-19 Vaccine in Adults 18 to 55 Years of Age

First participants enrolled in clinical trial received Omicron-based vaccine candidate as a two-dose primary series and as a booster dose Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced the initiation of a clinical study to evaluate the…

Source: Pfizer.com

01/25/2022

Pfizer and BioNTech launch clinical trial of Covid vaccine targeting omicron

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said the company will have the omicron vaccine ready by March.

Source: CNBC

01/25/2022

Omicron Covid strain evolved in mice – Chinese study

A newly-released report by Chinese scientists has identified mice as the “most likely” host for the evolution of the Omicron Covid variant

Source: RT

01/25/2022

Is Omicron the COVID-19 'endgame'? WHO experts give differing views

WHO's Europe director said Omicron might introduce widespread immunity, but WHO's chief later called it "dangerous" not to anticipate more variants.

Source: INSIDER

01/25/2022

Florida shuts down all monoclonal antibody treatment sites after FDA decision to limit use of certain treatments not proven effective against Omicron

Florida is closing its monoclonal antibody treatment sites, health officials announced late Monday, citing the US Food and Drug Administration's decision to limit the use of certain versions of the treatments that were found less effective against the now-dom…

Source: CNN

01/25/2022

Is Omicron the 'endgame' for the pandemic? The World Health Organization's top health experts offer conflicting outlooks.

Source: msnNOW

01/25/2022

How long is omicron’s incubation period? - WIVB.com

A small study by the Centers for Disease Control found that omicron’s incubation appears to be about a day shorter than delta’s.

Source: WIVB.com - News 4

01/25/2022

New version of omicron variant discovered in at least 40 countries

The U.K. Health Security Agency thinks it may spread faster than the original. It has been found in at least 40 countries, including the U.S.kare11.com/coron...

Source: YouTube

01/25/2022

Asian shares decline amid omicron, Fed, Ukraine jitters

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares skidded Tuesday following a volatile day on Wall Street. Inflation-fighting measures from the Federal Reserve and the possibility of conflict between Russia and Ukraine are overhanging markets.

Source: Associated Press

01/25/2022

Omicron Offers Hope Pandemic Could Stabilize, W.H.O. Official Says.

The rapid spread of the variant means far more people will have some immunity, at least for now, which might bode well this year for highly vaccinated countries in Europe.

Source: New York Times

01/25/2022

What to know about BA.2, a new version of the omicron variant

The descendant, known as BA.2, is spreading. The World Health Organization recommended Monday that health officials evaluate it separately from the original version of omicron, known as BA.1.

Source: The Washington Post

01/24/2022

How long is omicron’s incubation period?

A small study by the Centers for Disease Control found that omicron’s incubation appears to be about a day shorter than delta’s.

Source: WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

01/24/2022

Omicron Is Spreading. Resistance Is Futile

The good news is that the variant’s mildness makes preventing infection much less of a priority.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/24/2022

U of M, MDH say Twin Cities could see omicron peak within next 2 weeks

The promising news comes after data was processed from 13 different wastewater plants throughout the metro.

Source: KARE11.com

01/24/2022

Omicron survives much longer on plastic and skin than earlier COVID variants, new study finds

The Japanese researchers found Omicron can last up to eight days on plastic surfaces and 21 hours on skin.

Source: Euronews

01/24/2022

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Source: Reuters

01/24/2022

Study finds high levels of omicron-fighting antibodies four months after Pfizer booster | TheHill

A new study shows high levels of coronavirus antibodies that fight the...

Source: The Hill

01/24/2022

Omicron's Radical Evolution

Source: Google News

01/24/2022

What Is Omicron's Incubation Period?

It’s in a similar range as the flu.

Source: Prevention.com

01/24/2022

Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they warn of difficult weeks ahead and the possibility of another, more dangerous variant arising.

Source: Associated Press

01/24/2022

Hope seen once the omicron wave increases global immunity

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the omicron wave could give way to a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/24/2022

Covid-19 and Omicron Variant News: Live Updates

The variant offers “hope for stabilization and normalization,” according to the global agency’s European director. In the U.S., Dr. Anthony S. Fauci warned against overconfidence but said that things were “going in the right direction.”

Source: New York Times

01/24/2022

Omicron Slows the Global Economy, Hitting the U.S. Particularly Hard

The U.S. saw a pullback in services and manufacturing growth, while services sectors in Europe, Asia also slowed

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/24/2022

People Who Have Had Omicron Don't Necessarily Have COVID Immunity — Here's Why They Should Stay Cautious

Infectious disease experts are hopeful but not not yet sure if omicron provides the same level of antibody protection as past variants

Source: PEOPLE

01/24/2022

Lab study shows omicron-blocking antibodies persist four months after a Pfizer-BioNTech booster

The study suggests a second booster may not yet be necessary.

Source: The Washington Post

01/24/2022

More evidence points to decline in omicron surge, but hospital numbers remain high

Yarmouth wastewater data shows another drop in virus levels, adding to evidence of a decline in infections in southern Maine.

Source: Press Herald

01/24/2022

How Omicron's Mutations Allow It To Thrive

Thirteen of Omicron’s mutations should have hurt the variant’s chances of survival. Instead, they worked together to make it thrive.

Source: New York Times

01/24/2022

U.S. economy slows sharply during omicron wave, Markit surveys show

Record spread of new coronavirus strain exacerbates labor and supply shortages

Source: MarketWatch

01/24/2022

National Restaurant Association asks Congress for more grant money as omicron hits industry

The National Restaurant Association is asking Congress to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund as the omicron variant hits operators' businesses.

Source: CNBC

01/24/2022

COVID is here to stay. But could omicron shift the pandemic into an endemic?

Omicron is likely the dominant strain of coronavirus being spread throughout Michigan.

Source: mlive.com

01/24/2022

Do you have ‘super immunity’ after booster, omicron?

As millions of Americans begin to recover from COVID infections contracted in December and January, some are wondering if a breakthrough case leads to “super immunity.”

Source: KXAN.com

01/23/2022

Rich countries' access to foreign nurses during Omicron raises ethical concerns, group says

The Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 infections has led wealthy countries to intensify their recruitment of nurses from poorer parts of the world, worsening dire staffing shortages in overstretched workforces there, the International Council of Nurses said.

Source: Reuters

01/23/2022

Alpha, Delta and Now Omicron – 6 Critical Questions Answered As COVID-19 Cases Surge Across the Globe

"The Conversation" Editor’s note: The omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has fueled a rapid surge in cases globally. We asked a team of virologists and immunologists from the University of Colorado Boulder to weigh in on some of th…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/23/2022

Omicron spreads in New Zealand, spoiling prime minister's wedding plans - POLITICO

Jacinda Ardern was to have been married next weekend.

Source: Politico

01/23/2022

Are omicron symptoms different for vaccinated and unvaccinated people?

While there haven’t yet been any major peer-reviewed studies of omicron symptom differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, doctors are reporting anecdotal evidence that show some differences.

Source: WKRG News 5

01/23/2022

How long does omicron last on surfaces and in the air?

Most of us stopped wiping down our groceries and disinfecting all our possessions much earlier in the pandemic. Does the omicron variant change that calculus?

Source: Fox 59

01/23/2022

Here's what it's like to cruise as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads

"There is no doubt that the omicron variant has cast a great deal of uncertainty into the travel and tourism sector overall."

Source: WCVB Boston

01/23/2022

Is 2022 the last year of the COVID pandemic? What experts say could come after omicron wave - WABC

What the next part of the COVID pandemic looks like is uncertain. Some experts think there could be a "quiet period" after the omicron wave.

Source: WABC-TV

01/23/2022

Omicron now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta globally: WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in 171 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. In its latest technical brief, the global health body said that Omicron is soon set to replace Delta globally as a result of its immunity evading p…

Source: Deccan Herald

01/23/2022

Omicron now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta globally: WHO

Europe News: GENEVA: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in 171 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Source: The Times of India

01/23/2022

Omicron Symptoms "Most Often" Feel Like This — Eat This Not That

We're a few weeks into the COVID surge and Omicron isn't done with us just...

Source: Eatthis.com

01/23/2022

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments - WABC

The FDA is considering limiting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments that have not proved effective against the omicron variant

Source: WABC-TV

01/23/2022

Omicron Wave Drives Surge of Workers Calling In Sick, Working Through Illness

Almost 8.8 million Americans were out sick or caring for someone with Covid-19 in early January

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/23/2022

High number of Omicron mutations render antibodies ineffective - study

Source: Google News

01/23/2022

How long is Omicron’s incubation period? How it differs from Delta and other Covid variants

How long is incubation period for Omicron?

Source: Independent

01/23/2022

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters on Sunday.

Source: Reuters

01/23/2022

How long does omicron last on surfaces and in the air?

Most of us stopped wiping down our groceries and disinfecting all our possessions much earlier in the pandemic. Does the omicron variant change that calculus?

Source: WOODTV.com

01/22/2022

Coronavirus boosters are standing up to omicron, studies show

NEW YORK — Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who...

Source: The Dallas Morning News

01/22/2022

New Zealand to Tighten Covid Settings as Omicron Arrives

New Zealand will tighten Covid-19 restrictions as omicron takes hold in the community, forcing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to cancel her upcoming wedding.

Source: Bloomberg

01/22/2022

How long does omicron last on surfaces and in the air?

Source: msnNOW

01/22/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

"All viruses try to become endemic, and to me, this one looks like it's succeeding," one expert said.

Source: WISN Milwaukee

01/22/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

"All viruses try to become endemic, and to me, this one looks like it's succeeding," one expert said.

Source: WYFF4 Greenville

01/22/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

"All viruses try to become endemic, and to me, this one looks like it's succeeding," one expert said.

Source: WPBF West Palm Beach

01/22/2022

Early evidence suggests Omicron infection could give people 'superimmunity' against future coronavirus variants, but experts warn COVID-19 is still unpredictable

Source: Google News

01/22/2022

Early evidence suggests Omicron infection could give people 'superimmunity' against future coronavirus variants, but experts warn COVID-19 is still unpredictable

Source: Google News

01/22/2022

High number of Omicron mutations render antibodies ineffective - study

Source: Google News

01/22/2022

How vaccine misinformation left children vulnerable to Omicron

The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children from the dire statistics.But the rapid spread of the Omicron variant led to record pediatric infections and hospitalizations in the country, a…

Source: Raw Story

01/22/2022

Omicron may build 'superimmunity' for future variants, it may be risky

A combination of vaccination and natural infection seems to offer enhanced immunity across variants.

Source: Business Insider

01/22/2022

How long does omicron last on surfaces and in the air?

Most of us stopped wiping down our groceries and disinfecting all our possessions much earlier in the pandemic. Does the omicron variant change that calculus?

Source: Newsnationnow.com

01/22/2022

Key Symptoms of an Omicron Infection

Source: msnNOW

01/22/2022

Oklahoma doctors share 3 things to know about how kids are being affected by omicron variant

Here are common symptoms of COVID-19 cases in children and when doctors say you should take them to the ER.

Source: Oklahoman.com

01/22/2022

Florida omicron infections fall while COVID deaths rise

Six weeks after omicron was detected, the state has recorded 1.6 million COVID-19 infections.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

01/22/2022

Charting an Omicron Infection

Following the course of a typical Omicron infection.

Source: New York Times

01/22/2022

COVID-19: How Long Is Contagious Period for Omicron, Delta?

After five days of symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test, about 31% of people are still contagious. After 10 days, 5% are infectious, UKHSA data shows.

Source: Business Insider

01/22/2022

Omicron Showing Merits of Targeted Protection, Great Barrington Declaration Co-Signers Say

With people tired of lockdowns, a targeted approach that prioritizes protecting the most vulnerable may be America's only path forward.

Source: Newsweek

01/22/2022

Pfizer, Moderna boosters up to 90% effective against Omicron: CDC

Three US studies offer more evidence that third dose of COVID vaccine is highly effective against Omicron.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/22/2022

Omicron has changed the shape of the pandemic. Will it end it for good?

The world feared the worst when a worrying new coronavirus variant emerged in late November and ripped through South Africa at a pace not seen before in the pandemic.

Source: CNN

01/22/2022

How Vaccine Misinformation Left US Children Vulnerable To Omicron

The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children from adding to the dire statistics.

Source: NDTV News

01/22/2022

How vaccine misinformation left children vulnerable to Omicron

The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children from adding to the dire statistics.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/22/2022

New CDC data shows more people getting COVID Omicron variant

Source: Google News

01/22/2022

Some hospitals still using ineffective antibody treatment to fight Omicron - WREX

As the Omicron variant spreads, an NBC News report says many states are using an outdated monoclonal antibody treatment.

Source: WREX-TV

01/21/2022

Booster shots in U.S. have strongly protected against severe disease from omicron variant, CDC studies show

But uptake has slowed in the U.S., and less than half of vaccinated people have gotten the additional shot.

Source: The Washington Post

01/21/2022

UW modelers: State might finally be able to end ‘major restrictions’ once omicron wave passes

Modelers at UW's Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation believe that we could be nearing the end stages of major virus-related restrictions.

Source: MyNorthwest.com

01/21/2022

Small children getting less sick from Omicron; Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID

Researchers reviewed data on nearly 80,000 U.S. children under age 5 with a first infection, including 7,201 infected in late December or early January when ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/21/2022

Small children getting less sick from Omicron; Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Source: Reuters

01/21/2022

COVID SCIENCE-Small children getting less sick from Omicron; Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID

Researchers reviewed data on nearly 80,000 U.S. children under age 5 with a first infection, including 7,201 infected in late December or early January when ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/21/2022

After the Omicron wave, here's what experts say could come next in 2022

Picture a not-too-distant future when you can book that summer trip to Italy or you don't have to remember to take off your mask for graduation photos. After the past 25 months, forgetting the pandemic for even a little while may sound like a fantasy -- after…

Source: CNN

01/21/2022

Omicron found to have higher environmental stability among SARS-CoV-2 variants - News

A new study compared the SARS-CoV-2 Wuhan strain and all the variants of concern (VOCs) - Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Omicron variants for their survivability and infectivity.

Source: News-Medical.Net

01/21/2022

Boosters provide the best protection against omicron variant, CDC studies show

All three studies found that unvaccinated people faced the highest risks of becoming sick with COVID-19.

Source: WXII12 Winston-Salem

01/21/2022

Boosters provide the best protection against omicron variant, CDC studies show

All three studies found that unvaccinated people faced the highest risks of becoming sick with COVID-19.

Source: KETV Omaha

01/21/2022

COVID-19: Omicron symptoms you probably missed

As the COVID-19 variant Omicron continues to infect people, more symptoms have emerged.

Source: fingerlakes1.com

01/21/2022

Booster Shots Instrumental in Fighting Omicron, CDC Data Show

The extra doses were most effective against infection and death among Americans aged 50 and older.

Source: New York Times

01/21/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

The CDC figures also indicate that receiving a primary series of coronavirus vaccines sharply reduces the risk of hospitalization for those 65 and older.

Source: The Washington Post

01/21/2022

Omicron Changed The Pandemic. What Happens Next?

“I think in many ways, we are just as flabbergasted as the rest of society about how Omicron has seemingly come from nowhere,” one scientist said.

Source: BuzzFeed News

01/21/2022

For some, ‘mild’ illness from Omicron feels like anything but

An unlucky group of COVID-positive people have found that the variant's “mild” categorization is something of an understatement.

Source: The Boston Globe

01/21/2022

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus causes attenuated disease in mice and hamsters

Nature - &lt;ArticleTitle Language=&quot;En&quot; xml:lang=&quot;en&quot;&gt;SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus causes attenuated disease in mice and...

Source: Nature.com

01/21/2022

Children under 5 are not eligible for Covid vaccination. Doctors have this advice to protect them during the omicron surge

Covid hospitalizations of children under 5 are rising, the CDC says, and that age group can't get vaccines. Doctors explain how parents can protect them.

Source: CNBC

01/21/2022

Here are the most common omicron symptoms in children

Do omicron symptoms differ for younger patients?

Source: AL.com

01/21/2022

The new symptom affecting your head that could mean you have Omicron...

Source: The-sun.com

01/21/2022

Florida's omicron wave could be worse than data shows

Missing data and strained testing infrastructure hamper the ability of experts to track COVID-19.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

01/21/2022

Can omicron cause long COVID?

Scientists are still studying omicron's relationship to the constellation of physical, neurological and cognitive symptoms that can last for months.

Source: New York Times

01/21/2022

Could Omicron Finally ‘Shut Down The Virus?’ These Experts Say Yes

It may be the Omicron variant, not any particular government policy or public health strategy, that ultimately &quot;shuts down&quot; the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: The Daily Caller

01/21/2022

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities - Honolulu Star

TOKYO >> Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as Japan widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant causing cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan areas.

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

01/21/2022

COVID booster shots: How long do they stop omicron variant symptoms?

Does the COVID-19 booster stop the omicron variant? Can you get the omicron variant after a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?

Source: Deseret News

01/20/2022

‘Bookings are recovering quickly’: American, United play waiting game as omicron leads to new losses

American Airlines and United Airlines both posted steep losses for the fourth quarter of 2021, and, like Delta, expect the impact to persist into this year.

Source: The Points Guy

01/20/2022

Omicron-Specific Vaccines May Be Ready Soon—But How Are They Different From Current COVID Vaccines?

Two new vaccines made specifically for the Omicron variant are currently in production, but experts question whether a variant-specific vaccine is necessary right now.

Source: Health.com

01/20/2022

Omicron resistance prompts Logan Health to halt antibody program

Logan Health’s monoclonal antibody program that has successfully treated thousands of Covid-19 patients ended last week after emerging guidelines indicate that available treatments are not effective against the highly contagious omicron variant.

Source: Dailyinterlake.com

01/20/2022

What happens after Omicron? Some experts predict a lull but say the virus could have more tricks up its sleeve

The surge fueled by the Omicron variant will likely fade in the weeks ahead in the United States, experts say, and encouraging case declines have already emerged in Massachusetts and other states in the Northeast. The question is, what comes next?

Source: The Boston Globe

01/20/2022

Vaccine used in much of the world no match for omicron variant

A new study by researchers at Yale and the Dominican Republic finds the Sinovac vaccine offers little immune protection against the omicron variant.

Source: Yale.edu

01/20/2022

Americans are showing up sick to work even as Omicron spreads

You may think that store and restaurant workers in America who catch Covid-19 are staying home to recover and keep the public safe.

Source: CNN

01/20/2022

Omicron Could Be Behind Your Itchy Eyes

Source: Google News

01/20/2022

Omicron Could Be Behind Your Itchy Eyes

The COVID-19 variant has been linked with itchy eyes, among other symptoms. Here's what to do if you develop itchy eyes, and how to treat them.

Source: Prevention.com

01/20/2022

Omicron and kids: How the pandemic burned out parents and scrambled child care of youngest kids

An epidemiologist on the health risks of the omicron variant, child care issues, and the unique pandemic struggles of working parents.

Source: Vox

01/20/2022

U.S. weekly jobless claims at three-month high amid Omicron wave

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits jumped to a three-month high last week, likely as a winter wave of COVID-19 infections disrupted business activity, which could weigh on job growth in January.

Source: Reuters

01/20/2022

Omicron might be the worst Covid gets when it comes to transmissibility, experts predict

Health experts weigh in on the theory that Covid's omicron variant may be the most transmissible the virus can get.

Source: CNBC

01/20/2022

South Africa study shows boosters failed to block omicron, bolstering case for face masks, distancing and hand washing

NIH recommends clinicians first use Pfizer’s Paxlovid, then sotrovimab, then Veklury to treat mild-to-moderate COVID cases

Source: MarketWatch

01/20/2022

Which symptoms of the Omicron variant predict COVID-19 infection?

As Omicron continues to spread, how do I know if I have it? Here are the top Omicron symptoms that may indicate a COVID-19 infection.

Source: fingerlakes1.com

01/20/2022

American and United warn of reduced demand due to Omicron

Both American Airlines and United Airlines reported better-than-expected financial results, despite problems brought on by the Omicron surge during the holiday travel period. But both said they expect problems from the variant early this year.

Source: CNN

01/20/2022

US jobless claims jump to 286K as Omicron hits employers

Jobless claims, which are considered a proxy for layoffs, have ticked upward in recent weeks as a surge of COVID-19 cases adds renewed pressure for businesses.

Source: New York Post

01/20/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

The average price for a two-rapid-test kit was $24 and has risen lately as demand surges with the omicron variant.

Source: The Washington Post

01/20/2022

One of the most common early omicron symptoms

Omicron can present different symptoms.

Source: AL.com

01/20/2022

Omicron Evades mRNA Booster Protection, South African Study Shows

The Omicron coronavirus variant is able to evade the protection gained from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines such as those ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

01/20/2022

Omicron pushes COVID deaths toward 2,000 per day

Omicron's death toll is rising as cases decline on the East Coast.

Source: Axios

01/20/2022

New Zealand to tighten curbs if there's an Omicron outbreak

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says tough measures, like mandatory masks and limits on public gatherings, will be taken if there is community tr...

Source: YouTube

01/20/2022

Vaccinated kids half as likely to get Omicron, but protection fades fast — study

Health Ministry-led research also shows teens who got booster shot over four months ago only slightly better off than unvaccinated; hospitalizations among kids reportedly on rise

Source: The Times of Israel

01/20/2022

United posts $646M loss as omicron casts shadow

United Airlines lost $646 million in the fourth quarter and said Wednesday that the current spike in COVID-19 cases will hurt its results in the March quarter.

Source: Fox Business

01/20/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: This COVID symptom is easy to miss

Omicron variant symptoms continue to emerge. One omicron variant symptom might be hard to miss. Read about COVID symptoms that could be missed.

Source: Deseret News

01/20/2022

Omicron is mild but serious, Here's why Covid-19 variant shouldn't be neglected | World News

Meanwhile, the world is witnessing a new wave of covid-19 pandemic infections while Omicron is considered a relatively mild variant, but the rising name of c...

Source: YouTube

01/20/2022

When should you end isolation after omicron? Local doctor weighs in.

Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician and a professor of emergency medicine at Brown University, offers three options. See Boston.com.

Source: Boston.com

01/20/2022

Omicron Might Be 'Like the Flu' For the Vaccinated Bay Area, But It Is Killing 3 Times As Many as the Flu Elsewhere

The Omicron variant has been variously touted by pundits and experts alike as a possible key out of the pandemic and into an endemic stage of COVID, and talk of being able to "live with COVID like the flu" is everywhere right now.

Source: SFist

01/20/2022

Omicron: Is racism why South African evidence of milder infection was ignored?

South African scientists tell the BBC their research should have been taken more seriously.

Source: BBC News

01/19/2022

United Airlines Says Omicron Variant to Slow Travel Rebound

Carrier is scaling back its schedule amid falloff in demand, but says setback will be temporary

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/19/2022

Can Omicron Cause Long Covid?

It is too soon to know, scientists say, but mild initial illness may not signal reduced risk.

Source: New York Times

01/19/2022

How does Omicron spread so fast? A high viral load isn't the answer

Data on viral levels point to immune evasion as a cause of the variant’s transmissibility.

Source: Nature.com

01/19/2022

United warns omicron will delay travel recovery, drive up costs

The Chicago-based airline said it expects first-quarter revenue to be 20% to 25% below the same period in 2019 when it generated $9.59 billion.

Source: CNBC

01/19/2022

Walgreens launches tool to track COVID-19 cases as omicron surges

The Walgreens COVID-19 Index, which uses testing data from Aegis Sciences Corporation, can track the spread of the omicron variant within 24 to 48 hours, the company announced Wednesday.

Source: Fox Business

01/19/2022

Undeterred by Omicron, Tourists Seek Sun in a Welcoming Spain

For decades, Spain has been a prime destination for European snowbirds. Even as the Omicron variant spreads, the country is keeping its doors wide open to visitors.

Source: New York Times

01/19/2022

A Sore Throat Could Be Your First Sign of Omicron — Best Life

While the latest variant of COVID causes a number of different symptoms, doctors warn that a sore throat might be your first Omicron sign.

Source: Best Life

01/19/2022

Omicron hits American hospitals disproportionately hard

Higher hospitalization rates are likely due to lower U.S. vaccination rates.

Source: Axios

01/19/2022

How Omicron Upended What We Thought We Knew About Natural Immunity

After dizzily swelling for weeks, COVID-19 cases seem to be leveling off in New York and Chicago. In the greater Boston area, the amount of SARS-CoV-2 found in …

Source: FiveThirtyEight

01/19/2022

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic? What Dr. Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the omicron variant could bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about what Dr. Fauci thinks is the COVID pandemic.

Source: Deseret News

01/19/2022

Omicron fading in Minnesota? Wastewater detection provides hope

The latest update from the Metropolitan Council shows a decrease in the amount of SARS-CoV-2 detected in wastewater flowing through the seven-county Twin Cities metro.

Source: Bring Me The News

01/19/2022

Omicron Is a Bigger Risk for the Young, Medical Data Shows

Source: Bloomberg

01/19/2022

Omicron Is a Bigger Risk for the Young, Medical Data Shows

Source: Bloomberg

01/19/2022

Walgreens wants to keep track of coronavirus pandemic, omicron with its new COVID-19 Index

Walgreens has its own pandemic tracking tool, the Walgreens COVID-19 Index, which offers state-by-state surveillance of omicron and positivity rates.

Source: USA Today

01/19/2022

MRNA Boosters Don't Block Omicron, South African Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

01/19/2022

Pfizer pills effective against omicron, vaccine-maker's studies show

Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that laboratory testing showed its COVID-19 pill Paxlovid appears to be effective against the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Source: Fox Business

01/19/2022

Omicron Symptoms Patients Mention the Most — Eat This Not That

The COVID surge continues to rage across the U.S. causing hospital staff shortages and airlines to...

Source: Eatthis.com

01/19/2022

Biden plans giveaway of 400M masks as Omicron surges

The federal government has 737 million N95 masks in the Strategic National Stockpile sourced from 12 domestic manufacturers.

Source: Politico

01/19/2022

After Omicron, we could use a break. We may just get it

With fingers crossed, some experts think we may get a bit of a break from the Covid roller coaster after Omicron.

Source: STAT

01/19/2022

Japan set to widen COVID-19 curbs as Omicron drives record infections

Japan was poised on Wednesday to widen COVID-19 curbs to the capital, Tokyo, and a dozen regions covering half the population, as the Omicron variant of coronavirus drives record new infections.

Source: Reuters

01/19/2022

Scientists warn it's too soon to relax despite omicron Covid variant proving to be less severe

Infectious disease experts have warned against complacency with Covid-19, despite health officials claiming infection is practically inevitable for most people.

Source: CNBC

01/19/2022

Ron DeSantis Opens Antibody Centers That Are Useless Against Omicron

The Florida governor is flogging monoclonals that experts say are no match for Omicron.

Source: Daily Beast

01/19/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: This symptom could predict COVID infection

What omicron variant symptoms predicts COVID-19 infection? Which omicron variant symptoms mean you have COVID?

Source: Deseret News

01/18/2022

Breakthrough infections with SARS-CoV-2 omicron despite mRNA vaccine booster dose

The most recent SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern to emerge has been named omicron.1 Its immune evasion potential was predicted by genomic data and has been preliminarily confirmed by observations of an increased incidence of reinfections and breakthrough infecti…

Source: The Lancet

01/18/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Why ‘mild’ COVID isn’t always mild

Experts still recommend you keep an eye on mild COVID-19 symptoms because mild means something different.

Source: Deseret News

01/18/2022

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot can’t stop omicron variant symptoms, study says

A fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot might not stop the omicron variant from spreading and causing COVID-19 symptoms. But it stops COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Source: Deseret News

01/18/2022

Pfizer Shares In Vitro Efficacy of Novel COVID-19 Oral Treatment Against Omicron Variant

Results from multiple studies show that the effectiveness of nirmatrelvir, the active main protease inhibitor of Paxlovid is maintained.

Source: Pharmacytimes.com

01/18/2022

Pfizer’s New Covid-19 Pill Works Against Omicron in Lab

Three separate, unpublished lab studies indicate Paxlovid is effective against the variant despite its mutations

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/18/2022

Pfizer says COVID-19 antiviral pill effective against omicron | TheHill

Pfizer's COVID-19 treatment pill Paxlovid appears to be effective...

Source: The Hill

01/18/2022

Mayor Says N.Y.C. is Winning Omicron Fight, but Experts Urge Caution

The number of known cases is still much higher than last winter, and during the devastating first wave in the spring of 2020, testing was scarce, leaving many cases unreported.

Source: New York Times

01/18/2022

Omicron could be restaurant killer without more relief

"Whether we reopen is completely contingent on whether we receive RRF funding," said one restaurant owner.

Source: CBS News

01/18/2022

Omicron vs. Delta: How the 2 COVID-19 Variants Compare

What to know about the symptoms, severity, and transmissibility of the two strains.

Source: Health.com

01/18/2022

South Africa is over Omicron, and their good news may be a harbinger of hope for the U.S.

Scientists believe the country has "reached a turning point in this pandemic," and their experience, along with similar pictures emerging in the U.K. and New York, is cause for optimism.

Source: CBS News

01/18/2022

China urges caution opening overseas mail after Omicron case

China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus virus variant found in Beijing could have arrived via a package from Canada.

Source: Reuters

01/18/2022

Amid Low COVID Vaccine Rates, More California Children Hospitalized in Omicron Surge

Child vaccination rates are relatively low, and children that contract COVID-19 could be at increased risk for rare conditions and diabetes. Story from @CalMatters.

Source: Lost Coast Outpost

01/18/2022

Omicron May Cut Future Severity of Coronavirus, Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

01/18/2022

Omicron May Cut Future Severity of Coronavirus, Study Shows

Source: Bloomberg

01/18/2022

COVID-19: Here's Why You Shouldn't Deliberately Catch Omicron To 'Get It Over With'

With several health experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, predicting most Americans will eventually be exposed to the COVID-19 Omicron variant, some are asking

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

01/18/2022

Omicron might mark the end of Covid-19's pandemic phase -- unless a certain scenario happens, Fauci says

It's still too early to predict whether Omicron's rapid spread will help push coronavirus from the pandemic phase to a more manageable endemic phase -- but "I would hope that that's the case," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday.

Source: CNN

01/18/2022

Does omicron cause loss of smell or taste?

Losing your sense of taste or smell used to be the telltale sign that you weren’t sick with a cold or the flu – it was almost certainly COVID-19. Omicron is making things less obvious.

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

01/18/2022

Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees Omicron wave waning next week

Israel will continue to offer a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot despite preliminary findings that it is not enough to prevent Omicron infections, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, predicting contagions stoked by the variant will wane in a week.

Source: Reuters

01/18/2022

How omicron broke through coronavirus vaccines

The highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus has taken over as the dominant strain in the United States, resulting in breakthrough infections ...

Source: YouTube

01/18/2022

This is Often the "First Sign" of Omicron Infection — Eat This Not That

"Like its mother variant, omicron affects the respiratory tract leading to either productive or non-productive cough," Dr. Hendija says.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/18/2022

Marin County's health officer on why omicron may be the end

"I do think that we have reached an inflection point in our response to this virus."

Source: SFGate

01/18/2022

Fourth vaccine dose boosts antibodies, researchers say, but likely not enough to prevent Omicron breakthrough infections

Early data out of Israel suggests that a fourth dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccine can bring an increase in antibodies -- more than what's been seen after a third dose -- but it still might not be enough to protect against break…

Source: CNN

01/18/2022

Unusual Omicron warning sign in eyes to look out for as a painful Covid symptom

As Omicron continues to be the dominant coronavirus variant, various unusual symptoms of the virus are being reported around the world. Here’s one Omicron symptom affecting the eyes

Source: Mirror Online

01/18/2022

Immune responses in Omicron breakthrough COVID-19 - News

A recent study examined the question as to whether vaccination protects against Omicron infection by assessing breakthrough infection rates in participants at a superspreader event.

Source: News-Medical.Net

01/18/2022

Dr. Kizzy Corbett On Omicron: 'A Boosted, Vaccinated Person' Will Fight This Virus Away

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett and her NIH team developed the Moderna vaccine two years ago, before the first case of Covid-19 was even confirmed in the U.S. Now a Ha...

Source: YouTube

01/18/2022

Will omicron be the beginning of the end of the pandemic?

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that most people will get the omicron variant of COVID-19. That could be a good thing. According to health officials, the variant could be the beginning of the end of the pandemic, transitioning the world into what&rsquo;s called an end…

Source: KATU

01/18/2022

Preliminary Israeli study shows fourth vaccine not enough to stop omicron | TheHill

A preliminary study in Israel, believed to be the world's first, ...

Source: The Hill

01/18/2022

Too soon to know if omicron is pandemic game changer: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist and the White House chief medical advisor, said Monday that it’s too soon in the omicron variant’s course to know whether it signifies the beginning of the end of the pandemic.

Source: New York Daily News

01/18/2022

Omicron, Flu, Allergies: How Can You Tell the Difference in Symptoms?

If you're wondering whether that runny nose, sore throat or sneeze is simply allergies, just a cold, or possibly early signs of COVID-19 or the flu, you're not…

Source: NBC Chicago

01/17/2022

Louisville doctors say omicron could shift COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic

The pandemic persists two years in, but there's a possible silver lining in the latest outbreak of cases.

Source: WDRB

01/17/2022

Pfizer and Moderna expect seasonal booster shots after omicron wave

Seasonal COVID boosters may be combined with flu shots in the future, Moderna says.

Source: Ars Technica

01/17/2022

4th shot gives only limited defense against omicron, Israeli test finds

“Despite increased antibody levels, the fourth vaccine only offers a partial defense against the virus,” said Dr. Gili Regev-Yochay, director of the hospital’s infection disease unit. “The vaccines, which were more effective against previous variants, offer l…

Source: OregonLive

01/17/2022

Tickets to Beijing Winter Olympics will not be sold to public amid Omicron fears

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtubeThe Beijing 2022 Olympic Committee announced on January 17, 2022, that tickets...

Source: YouTube

01/17/2022

The Oil Market Is Already Looking Beyond Omicron

The global supply versus demand situation in physical oil markets is very tight in early 2022, and with OPEC undershooting its production quota, oil prices could go even higher in the short term

Source: OilPrice.com

01/17/2022

Omicron Now Detected in Seven Wyoming Counties

In the month since the first case of Omicron was reported in Wyoming, the highly contagious COVID-19 variant has spread to seven of the state's 23 counties.

Source: Kgab

01/17/2022

‘I have no intention of getting infected’: understanding Omicron’s severity

Experts on whether getting Covid is inevitable and why, despite claims of ‘mildness’, the variant is highly dangerous

Source: The Guardian

01/17/2022

Preliminary study in Israel shows fourth Covid vaccine shots are less effective against omicron

Israel's Sheba Medical Center has given second booster shots in a trial among its staff of Pfizer and Moderna's Covid vaccines.

Source: CNBC

01/17/2022

Omicron vs. delta: Study examines difference between two coronavirus variant symptoms

The differences between omicron and delta variant symptoms were analyzed as part of a COVD-19 infection survey.

Source: FOX 32 Chicago

01/17/2022

Israel Trial Suggests 4th Dose Not Warding Off Omicron Infection

Source: Bloomberg

01/17/2022

Fourth COVID shot 'only partially effective against omicron,' initial Israeli findings suggest

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Source: Haaretz

01/17/2022

Does omicron herald end of COVID-19 pandemic? What Fauci told world forum Monday

Fauci cautioned that resistance to time-tested public health measures such as vaccines and masks was also hindering the fight against COVID-19.

Source: OregonLive

01/17/2022

Omicron surge and supply-chain issues lead to empty shelves at stores

Store shelves throughout the United States are once again left barren amid a surge in COVID cases and ongoing supply-chain issues.

Source: Daily Mail

01/17/2022

Omicron Could Hold the Key to Identifying the Next Coronavirus Outbreak

SARS-CoV-2 has caused two years of global pandemic — so far. What could SARS-CoV-3 look like?

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/17/2022

Can a person be infected with Omicron variant twice? Here's what experts say

While Omicron is known to cause Covid re-infection, there is no strong evidence yet in the favour of a person being affected with the vaccine dodging strain again, said Indian health experts here on Monday. However, they also did not rule out such a possibili…

Source: Deccan Herald

01/17/2022

Moderna CEO says data for Omicron-specific shot likely available in March

US News: "The vaccine is being finished, it should be in the clinic in coming weeks. We are hoping in the March timeframe to be able to have data to share with

Source: The Times of India

01/17/2022

Moderna CEO says data for Omicron-specific shot likely available in March

Moderna is also developing a single vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 with its experimental flu shot. Bancel said the best case scenario...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/17/2022

Moderna CEO says data for Omicron-specific shot likely available in March

Moderna Inc's <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/MRNA.O" target="_blank">(MRNA.O)</a> vaccine candidate against the Omicron coronavirus variant will enter clinical development in the next few weeks and the company expects to be able to share data with…

Source: Reuters

01/17/2022

With Novak Djokovic deported, Australian Open begins under omicron cloud

The tournament the unvaccinated Serb had been favored to win was finally underway without him — but the mood was a little dour.

Source: The Washington Post

01/17/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The top 14 symptoms in one chart

What are the top COVID-19 symptoms from the omicron variant of coronavirus? What are the top omicron variant symptoms?

Source: Deseret News

01/17/2022

China Cuts Interest Rate as Growth Risks Worsen With Omicron

Source: Bloomberg

01/17/2022

Obstetrician’s urgent Omicron warning for pregnant women following alarming new study into COVID-19 diagnosis while giving birth

A new study has shone light on the devastating potential impact of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Source: 7NEWS.com.au

01/16/2022

How long do omicron symptoms last?

How long you feel sick depends on several factors, including your age, vaccination status and overall health.

Source: WHNT News 19

01/16/2022

A Quandary for New York Restaurants and Workers: What to Do About Omicron?

Without hard rules about employees who test positive, owners and workers are weighing safety against finances, and not always agreeing on the answer.

Source: New York Times

01/16/2022

Los Angeles County reports 53 new COVID deaths, 43,883 more cases as omicron surge strains hospitals - KABC

Los Angeles County on Sunday reported 43,883 new cases of COVID-19 and 53 additional deaths associated with the coronavirus.

Source: KABC-TV

01/16/2022

Why is Walgreens pharmacy closed: Omicron surge causes staff shortages at 2 biggest retail pharmacies in the US - WLS

Two of the biggest retail pharmacies in the U.S. are temporarily closing some stores and pharmacies on the weekends amid latest COVID surge

Source: WLS-TV

01/16/2022

US Surgeon General Warns That Omicron Has Not Yet Peaked

As the fast-spreading variant has blanketed the country, known cases and hospitalizations have surged, and officials warn of tough weeks ahead.

Source: New York Times

01/16/2022

CVS, Walgreens close some locations amid omicron threat

A Walgreens spokesperson said she couldn’t provide information on the total number of...

Source: Ctinsider.com

01/16/2022

'Saturday Night Live' returns from winter break with its Joe Biden blaming the surge of Omicron on Spider-Man

"We're in the middle of a cold, dark winter," James Austin Johnson as President Joe Biden said kicking off this weekend's "Saturday Night Live." "This winter is so dark, Republicans don't think it should vote."

Source: CNN

01/16/2022

Omicron: Three 'serious side effects' of the Covid booster – seek medical help 'urgently'

PROTECTING yourself against Omicron comes with risk. For some people, receiving the Covid booster could lead to 'serious side effects', the UK Health Security Agency cautioned.

Source: Express

01/16/2022

Omicron, Inflation Drive Down U.S. Growth Outlook

Forecasters also revise up expected inflation and number of Federal Reserve rate increases

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/16/2022

Omicron Survival Tips From Virus Experts — Eat This Not That

Here's what the experts advise doing now, so you'll surface on the other side of the Omicron wave as healthy as possible.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/16/2022

Omicron: Any COVID-19 variant 'is severe' for unvaccinated populations, doctor explains

Those who are unvaccinated are 20 times more likely to die and 17 times more likely to be hospitalized as a result of COVID-19, which is likely contributing ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/16/2022

Places Where Omicron is Most Contagious — Eat This Not That

We talked to Dr. Passaretti, MD about where Omicron is most contagious and why the variant is causing hospitalization rates to go up.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/16/2022

'Upside down again': Omicron surge roils U.S. small businesses

Phillip Howard pointed toward a stack of black ski pants piled atop a counter in his winter sports shop as evidence of the hurdles small business owners still face as the pandemic drags on.

Source: Reuters

01/16/2022

As the Omicron surge continues, parents of young kids hunker down...again

While vaccines are available for kids ages 5 and up, parents with younger kids are still finding themselves living in fear of their kids getting Covid-19. As many of their families struggle through two years of isolation, here's what their parents told CNN.

Source: CNN

01/16/2022

'SNL': Joe Biden blames omicron, inflation and everything else on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Joe Biden, played by James Austin Johnson on "SNL," knows who's really to blame for the COVID surge, inflation and more issues facing Americans.

Source: USA Today

01/16/2022

Viral questions | When am I contagious if infected with Omicron?

It's not yet clear, but some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants — possibly within a day after infection. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people with the coronavirus are most...

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

01/16/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The early symptoms to remember

The omicron variant COVID-19 symptoms differ from the original coronavirus symptoms. Read about the omicron COVID-19 variant symptoms that arrive early.

Source: Deseret News

01/16/2022

US: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its COVID-19 guidelines amid Omicron

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its COVID-19 guidelines. It now urges Americans to wear masks to protect themselves against COVID-...

Source: YouTube

01/15/2022

How long do omicron symptoms last?

How long you feel sick depends on several factors, including your age, vaccination status and overall health.

Source: NEWS10 ABC

01/15/2022

Will omicron end the pandemic? Some say optimism is premature

Infectious disease and public health experts say it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and it’s too early to say whether omicron represents the last gasp of COVID-19.

Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

01/15/2022

CVS, Walgreens Announce Weekend Closures as Omicron Cases Soar

Both chains said the vast majority of their stores will remain open.

Source: New York Times

01/15/2022

Expect More Worrisome COVID Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind spread across the globe practically ensures it won’t be the last worrisome coronavirus variant.

Source: HuffPost

01/15/2022

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say - WGN

Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and omicron has an edge over its predecessors: It spreads way faster despite emerging on a planet with a stronger patchwork of immunity from vaccines and prior illness.

Source: WGN TV Chicago

01/15/2022

Expect more worrisome COVID-19 variants after omicron, scientists say

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Source: Chicago Tribune

01/15/2022

COVID-19: Omicron may turn pandemic endemic

The COVID-19 variant Omicron appears to have peaked in parts of the Northeast, leaving questions about what that means for the pandemic.

Source: fingerlakes1.com

01/15/2022

Experts warn of more COVID-19 variants after Omicron

"The faster omicron spreads, the more opportunities there are for mutation."

Source: Axios

01/15/2022

Want to get omicron and just get it over with? Here’s why that’s a bad idea

Most of us will eventually get COVID but that«s not an invitation to party with omicron. Here»s why you might want to hang onto your mask and keep cautious a little longer.

Source: OPB News

01/15/2022

Omicron latest: New variant ‘proves beneficial’ – could be just as effective as vaccines

OMICRON latest: Statistics from South Africa where the Omicron variant was first discovered show the country is now over the curve with infection numbers much lower than before. A soon-to-be trend for the rest of the world, says experts, with the variant in f…

Source: Express

01/15/2022

Covid is 'crashing' as Omicron increasingly acts as a natural vaccine: Mild or no coronavirus symptoms yet all the antibodies

Covid scientist are increasingly convinced the Omicron variant is acting as a natural vaccine for tens of millions of people around the world as most

Source: City A.M.

01/15/2022

Beleaguered restaurants: 'Not much more we can do' as Omicron, winter bite

The Omicron variant and chilly temperatures are causing another wave of disruptions in the hospitality industry.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/15/2022

Expect more worrisome COVID variants after omicron, scientists warn

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

01/15/2022

Vaccines Not Durable, Omicron Might Turn COVID-19 Endemic: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, in a Twitter discussion Tuesday, said that the current COVID-19 vaccines were missing two key factors, and claimed that Omicron might bring about a wave of immunity through communities it passes through.

Source: Theepochtimes.com

01/15/2022

Andy Larsen: How well does the vaccine work against omicron? Here's the real-world data.

Do vaccines still work against omicron? The short answer is yes, but the short answer doesn't tell the whole story. It rarely does.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

01/15/2022

Most of Colorado’s COVID patients remain unvaccinated even as omicron clouds hospitalization picture

Three-quarters of state’s COVID hospitalizations coming from the one-quarter of population that isn’t fully vaccinated

Source: The Denver Post

01/15/2022

Why Experts Say Nausea and Throwing Up May Be Unpredictable Signs of Omicron COVID-19 Infections

Nausea and throwing up is becoming increasingly tied to Omicron-fueled infections as these symptoms are unusual for other winter seasonal issues. Here's how ...

Source: GoodHousekeeping.com

01/15/2022

Omicron Drives Covid-19 Child Hospitalizations to New Highs

Large numbers of infections, rather than increased severity, appear to be main cause

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/15/2022

As Omicron sweeps the country, New York state offers a glimmer of hope

As the Omicron variant sweeps the country -- pressing many hospitals into crisis mode -- data from New York is offering a glimmer of hope.

Source: CNN

01/15/2022

Catching omicron on purpose? Health officials say they’re starting to notice trend across the nation

New concerns are surfacing that many people nationwide might be purposely catching the new omicron variant of COVID-19, just to get it out of the way.

Source: KIRO Seattle

01/15/2022

China tightens curbs amid a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron mutant variant | WION

In a bid to contain the spread of the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron China has tightened curbs across the country.#China #COVID #OmicronAbout Channel: WION...

Source: YouTube

01/15/2022

Omicron Symptoms: These Are The Most (And Least) Common Symptoms

The most common symptom among those who tested positive for the omicron COVID in the study was a sore throat, while there was a marked decrease in the number of…

Source: NBC New York

01/15/2022

Omicron variant symptom: This symptom is more common among kids

The omicron COVID-19 variant is infecting children. What are the common omicron variant symptoms for children?

Source: Deseret News

01/15/2022

Garbage, recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll on sanitation workers

The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments can’t perform this most basic of functions. The slowdowns have c…

Source: KTLA Los Angeles

01/15/2022

A new labor battle opens on Broadway as omicron closes theater shows

Broadway producer Keven McCollum closed 'Mrs. Doubtfire' with a plan to return in the spring, he says, to save the show, but theater unions are skeptical.

Source: CNBC

01/14/2022

As Omicron fuels surge, U.S. students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes

Hundreds of students in Boston and Chicago walked out of classes on Friday in protests demanding a switch to remote learning as a surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant disrupted efforts at returning to in-person education around the United Sta…

Source: Reuters

01/14/2022

Omicron 'inherently milder' than Delta for young kids, but parents shouldn't let guard down

New research suggests that children under 5 who are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have "significantly less severe outcomes" than those who catch the Delta variant. The preprint study adds to a growing set of evidence, with the researche…

Source: CNN

01/14/2022

U.S. Retail Spending, Manufacturing Drop as Omicron and Inflation Surge

Retail sales dropped 1.9% in December, a big slowdown at the holiday season’s end; manufacturing output fell for first time since September

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/14/2022

Omicron forces CVS, Walgreens to temporarily shutter stores

Two of the country’s largest retail pharmacies are temporarily closing stores on weekends due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections among staffers. The two chains said that the …

Source: New York Post

01/14/2022

Omicron-caused staffing shortages force CVS, Walgreens to close some of their stores | TheHill

Two major U.S. drugstore chains, CVS and Walgreens, are closing some of their stores for the...

Source: The Hill

01/14/2022

Mayo Clinic: Omicron cases likely to double - TwinCities.com

Strap in: Things are about to get worse before they get better.

Source: TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

01/14/2022

Omicron symptoms may include night sweats

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread around the country, some patients are reported to be experiencing new symptoms.

Source: Fox News

01/14/2022

Mayo Clinic: Omicron cases likely to double in Minnesota

The Mayo Clinic's modeling project is its digital crystal ball for identifying emerging high-transmission hot spots across the country. Mayo data scientist Dr. Curtis Storlie says Minnesota is now on track to double its highest case numbers. "We're probably h…

Source: INFORUM

01/14/2022

'Scream' hopes to provide box office jolt as 2022's 'muddy waters,' Omicron loom

After a few weeks of Spider-Man domination, the box office's next success story might be 'Scream.'

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/14/2022

Omicron causes new symptom in children, young infection rates skyrocket

COVID-19 cases reported in children younger than 5 have quadrupled since Christmas Eve, and the Omicron variant is causing a concerning new symptom: croup, a Garfield County Public Health spokesperson said Friday.“This is a significant enough change in the be…

Source: Glenwood Springs Post Independent

01/14/2022

Could the COVID-19 pandemic end with this omicron surge as the virus turns endemic? Here's what experts say - WLS

The highly infectious omicron variant could turn the COVID-19 pandemic endemic, ending after this surge in cases and hospitalizations

Source: WLS-TV

01/14/2022

Could the COVID-19 pandemic end with this omicron surge as the virus turns endemic? Here's what experts say - KABC

The highly infectious omicron variant could turn the COVID-19 pandemic endemic, ending after this surge in cases and hospitalizations

Source: KABC-TV

01/14/2022

'High confidence' Omicron is less severe in UK

Health advisors say vaccines give them confidence that most people will not become severely ill with Covid.

Source: BBC News

01/14/2022

Spike in proportion of UK babies in hospital with Omicron

Data published on Friday by the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has warned the percentage of children aged under one in hospital with Covid has risen from 30% to 42% following the outbreak of the Omicron strain.

Source: RT

01/14/2022

U.S. holiday sales endure supply chain, Omicron snags to hit $887 billion, NRF says

The National Retail Federation said holiday sales, including e-commerce, jumped 14.1% during November and December

Source: CNBC

01/14/2022

COVID: There are signs omicron is about to crest in Bay Area. One is in our wastewater

While wastewater monitoring shows virus levels in Santa Clara County leveling off, pandemic modeling at the University of Washington projects California cases peaking by Jan. 24.

Source: The Mercury News

01/14/2022

U.S. consumer sentiment falls close to 10-year low on inflation and omicron worries

Consumer sentiment index drops to 68.8 from 70.6, the second lowest reading in a decade

Source: MarketWatch

01/14/2022

United brings back airport vaccines for employee boosters as omicron spreads

United has started offering staff vaccines in airports again as the omicron wave sweeps through crews.

Source: CNBC

01/14/2022

December retail sales slide 1.9% amid shortages, omicron

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans, beset by lack of product choices, rising prices and the arrival of omicron, sharply cut their spending in December after a burst of early buying in the fall boosted this year's holiday shopping season.

Source: Associated Press

01/14/2022

COVID-19: Does Omicron cause less damage to the lungs?

Here, we discuss recent research suggesting that Omicron may have a reduced ability to infect the lungs compared with the Delta variant.

Source: Medical News Today

01/14/2022

Covid-19 immunity: How antibodies, B cells, and T cells tackle omicron

From killer T cells to non-neutralizing antibodies, this what long-term immunity to the coronavirus might look like.

Source: Vox

01/14/2022

Vaccine Makers Pursue Omicron-Targeted Shots That Health Officials Say Might Not Be Needed

Industry executives foresee eventual demand for tailored doses, but U.S. officials say current evidence doesn’t support rolling them out and cite practical reasons not to

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/14/2022

How Omicron symptoms differ from Delta, past COVID-19 variants: charts

Vaccinated people with Omicron report more sore throats and runny noses, but fewer instances of fever, cough, and loss of taste or smell.

Source: Business Insider

01/14/2022

J&J booster 85% effective against Omicron hospitalisation, South Africa says

A Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is 85% effective in protecting against being hospitalised by the Omicron variant for 1-2 months after it is received, the head of South Africa's Medical Research Council (SAMRC) said on Friday.

Source: Reuters

01/14/2022

Omicron leaves Germany on brink of recession as growth dips

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The risk of recession is looming for Germany after Europe’s biggest economy shrank at the end of 2021 and as it faces a bumpy start to this year, with the rapid spread of COVID-19's omicron variant deterring people from shopping and …

Source: Associated Press

01/14/2022

Walgreens, CVS Shut Some Pharmacies on Weekends as Omicron Strains Staffing

From Akron, Ohio, to New Gloucester, Maine, drugstore chains are temporarily closing understaffed locations

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/14/2022

US Restaurants See Sales Drop During Omicron, Bankruptcy Threat Rises

Source: Bloomberg

01/14/2022

Omicron Variant Less Severe Even for Unvaccinated, Study Shows

The omicron coronavirus variant causes less severe disease than the delta strain even in those who are unvaccinated or who haven’t had a prior Covid-19 infection, a study from South Africa’s Western Cape province showed.

Source: Bloomberg

01/14/2022

A strange new symptom of the omicron variant has emerged: Night sweats

Night sweats are 'repeated episodes of extreme perspiration' that might soak your bedsheets, according to The Mayo Clinic

Source: nj.com

01/14/2022

With Omicron, A Key COVID-19 Metric Has Become Highly Misleading

With Omicron, A Key COVID-19 Metric Has Become Highly Misleading

Source: The Daily Caller

01/14/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: 3 key symptoms to expect

Experts reveal three main omicron variant COVID-19 symptoms to expect after infection from COVID-19 and the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/14/2022

Omicron following epidemiological pattern of second wave: Experts

Omicron represents a new virus evolutionarily different from the Delta or previous variants, but experts said that the third wave is largely following the migratory pattern of the previous two waves.

Source: Deccan Herald

01/14/2022

Don't get Omicron on purpose

With cases on the rise, some people are wondering if they should just get it to get over it

Source: KTVB.com

01/14/2022

How long will the omicron variant spike last in San Antonio? Infectious disease specialist weighs in.

With thousands of COVID-19 cases reported in San Antonio each day, and with even more cases arising across the nation, many are asking when this surge will end and when normalcy will begin again.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

01/14/2022

Omicron surge impacting grocery stores across Chicago

Experts say the best advice for consumers is to bring patience to the places you purchase groceries.

Source: WGN TV Chicago

01/14/2022

What Delta Air Lines predicts for business travel after the omicron variant

Delta Air Lines expects corporate clients to be back in the spring at a level of recovery similar to right before the new Covid variant omicron hit travel.

Source: CNBC

01/13/2022

Omicron could fade in ‘weeks,’ former FDA head tells travel industry

One of the country's best-known health experts had some good news Thursday for travelers and the travel industry: The wave of omicron cases in the U.S. that

Source: The Points Guy

01/13/2022

CDC will let cruise rules expire as omicron surges on ships

The shift to a voluntary program comes after the agency warned all travelers to avoid cruises.

Source: The Washington Post

01/13/2022

Sacramento County says omicron could peak in early February, working on hospital 'surge capacity'

Sacramento County’s public health officer said a peak in the omicron surge is still a few weeks away and that officials will be helping hospitals increase “surge capacity.”

Source: KCRA Sacramento

01/13/2022

Will COVID end soon? It will change after omicron, Bill Gates says

Bill Gates said the COVID-19 pandemic will look like after the omicron variant wave ends.

Source: Deseret News

01/13/2022

How Long Are You Contagious With Omicron COVID Infection? Here's What Health Experts Say

As more children remain in classrooms across Chicago and omicron cases continue to surge through the city, people are asking how long they’ll be…

Source: NBC Chicago

01/13/2022

California Omicron surge expected to peak within weeks

Some parts of the globe that saw Omicron explode are now seeing the wave recede or flatten. California is expected to follow soon.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/13/2022

COVID-19: These Symptoms Set Omicron Apart From Common Cold

The highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant has been compared to the common cold since they share several similar symptoms, including a sore throat, running nose, and sneezing.But the Omicron strain also has several symptoms more s…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

01/13/2022

Omicron heads west: Oregon, Alaska and Utah now lead US in case growth

As the Omicron variant-fueled Covid surge appears to near its peak in many eastern states, the virus has begun to head west, striking elsewhere in the country. Oregon, Utah and Alaska now lead the nation in growth of Covid cases over the past two weeks, endin…

Source: Daily Mail

01/13/2022

Stunning new data shows risk of death from Omicron is 91% lower than Delta, CDC-funded study says

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is far milder than Delta, according to a new study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The eye-opening data revealed that those infected with the Omicron variant are 91% less likely to die than those who a…

Source: TheBlaze

01/13/2022

Goldman Sachs urges employees to work remotely until February amid Omicron wave

Goldman Sachs is extending its work-from-home guidance by another two weeks amid the wave of Covid-19 infections.

Source: CNN

01/13/2022

US Nurses Strike to Highlight Working Conditions During Covid as Omicron Surges

Source: Bloomberg

01/13/2022

The worrying side-effect Omicron patients must watch out for even after recovering from Covid...

Source: The-sun.com

01/13/2022

How long do omicron symptoms last?

How long you feel sick depends on several factors, including your age, vaccination status and overall health.

Source: fox5sandiego.com

01/13/2022

Nurses Call For Increased Staffing, Better Protections At Hospitals Amid Omicron Surge Of COVID-19

Nurses in Chicago and across the country are taking action on Thursday to call more attention to the staffing crisis at many hospitals. CBS 2's Asal Rezaei r...

Source: YouTube

01/13/2022

Omicron wave lifts U.S. weekly jobless claims; monthly producer inflation slows

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased to an eight-week high in the first week of January amid raging COVID-19 infections, but remained at a level consistent with a rapidly tightening labor market.

Source: Reuters

01/13/2022

Omicron 91 percent less likely to be fatal compared to Delta: CDC study

The evaluation of more than 70,000 infected Californians saw those with Omicron less than half as likely to need hospitalization as those with Delta.

Source: New York Post

01/13/2022

Biden deploys military medical teams to hospitals in six states as omicron disrupts essential services

The federal government will deploy six teams of military medical personnel to hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico.

Source: CNBC

01/13/2022

AstraZeneca says early trial data indicates third dose helps against Omicron

AstraZeneca <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/AZN.L" target="_blank">(AZN.L)</a> said on Thursday that preliminary data from a trial showed that its COVID-19 shot, Vaxzevria, generated an increase in antibodies against the Omicron and other variants …

Source: Reuters

01/13/2022

Omicron Appears to Have Peaked in U.K., Offering Hope the Wave Is Receding

Cases decline in U.K. and hospital admissions are starting to fall in England

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/13/2022

Omicron: A turning point in the pandemic?

“The virus may do us a great favour if it continues to evolve in this way.” While the highly transmissible Omicron variant continues to surge around the worl...

Source: YouTube

01/13/2022

Immune system vs. virus: Why omicron had experts worried from the start

How the immune system targets viruses and shapes viral evolution.

Source: Ars Technica

01/13/2022

When will the omicron surge peak in the San Francisco Bay Area?

The answer is soon, public health officials and experts said.

Source: SFGate

01/13/2022

Does A New Study Really Show That Hydroxychloroquine Might Be Effective Against Omicron?

Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug controversially touted as a cure for COVID despite a lack of robust evidence, is creating renewed interest as a

Source: IFLScience

01/13/2022

Delta expects omicron will drive quarterly loss but forecasts 2022 profit on travel rebound

Delta expects travel to recover this spring after cases of the omicron variant peak.

Source: CNBC

01/13/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Biden will announce six federal medical teams are heading to New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan and New Mexico.

Source: The Washington Post

01/13/2022

Omicron Spreads to China Port City Dalian as Covid Hits Supply Chains

Source: Bloomberg

01/13/2022

Omicron May Be “Milder,” But It’s Making More People Sick Than Ever Before

“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” one doctor said.

Source: BuzzFeed News

01/13/2022

Omicron surge leading to another wave of closures for Oregon businesses

Restaurants and venues are responding to COVID cases among their staff. The current shutdowns range from days to weeks, sometimes without exact reopening timelines.

Source: KGW.com

01/13/2022

Driven by omicron, COVID-19 case rate soars again, setting Ventura County record

Ventura County's COVID-19 infection rate soared again Wednesday, continuing a dizzying pace and easily surpassing the record set a year ago.

Source: VC Star

01/13/2022

Dems frustrated with Biden’s Omicron response

Pressure is building from Democratic lawmakers to contain surging COVID cases.

Source: Axios

01/13/2022

COVID Omicron Updates: Variant may be headed for a rapid drop in US - WABC

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19's alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S.

Source: WABC-TV

01/13/2022

When am I contagious if infected with omicron?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people with the coronavirus are most infectious in the few days before and after symptoms develop.

Source: fox8.com

01/12/2022

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Will Go Dark Until June 1 As Omicron Slams Broadway

The closing notice and possible return for Broadway’s Girl From the North Country was barely cold before a second major production announced its own hiatus: To Kill a Mockingbird will close this Sunday and reopen June 1. Greg Kinnear, who recently took over t…

Source: Deadline

01/12/2022

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US, Britain

The variant has proved so wildly contagious that it may already be running out of people to infect, just a month and a half after it was first detected in South Africa.

Source: WCVB Boston

01/12/2022

Unvaccinated and Omicron - Study from California (Preprint)

Unvaccinated and Omicron - Study from California (Preprint)A study sponsored by CDC shows that Omicron is less severe in vaccinated and unvaccinated patients...

Source: YouTube

01/12/2022

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Neutralization in Serum from Vaccinated and Convalescent Persons | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Neutralization in Serum from Vaccinated and Convalescent Persons

Source: nejm.org

01/12/2022

Health Department urges surgical masks for omicron surge, will distribute 50,000 free masks in Greene County - News

Surgical masks are now required to enter Mercy Hospital or its clinics. If you are not wearing a surgical-grade mask upon entering, one will be provided.

Source: News-Leader

01/12/2022

Omicron has a 91% lower chance of death than delta variant of COVID-19: study

The study of 70,000 southern Californi patients offers a glimmer of hope as the nation grapples with record caseloads and hospitalizations powered by the super-contagious strain.

Source: New York Daily News

01/12/2022

Explainer: Why you should still try to avoid catching Omicron

A fast-spreading Omicron variant that causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus has fueled the view that COVID-19 poses less of a risk than in the past.

Source: Reuters

01/12/2022

A common symptom of COVID-19 isn't very common among kids with omicron, doctor says

We all know the common signs of COVID-19, but experts say the omicron variant is showing up in a new way among kids, disguising itself as a common ailment.

Source: WCNC.com

01/12/2022

When am I contagious if infected with omicron?

It’s not yet clear, but some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants.

Source: KING5.com

01/12/2022

Omicron, Testing and Vaccines News: Covid-19 Live Updates

The Biden administration is also giving schools millions of free virus tests, a move that aims to help keep schools open. As countries race to keep up with the Omicron variant, many are relying on self-administered antigen tests rather than P.C.R. testing, wh…

Source: New York Times

01/12/2022

When am I contagious if infected with omicron?

Source: ABC News

01/12/2022

Omicron is not the most common virus spreading in Colorado schools: 'Equally as serious'

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is the most dangerous virus spreading in Colorado schools, according to a medical official

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/12/2022

Omicron is not the most common virus spreading in Colorado schools: 'Equally as serious'

Respiratory Syncytial Virus is the most dangerous virus spreading in Colorado schools, according to a medical official

Source: Fox News

01/12/2022

Study estimates omicron patients at 'substantially reduced risk' than delta patients | TheHill

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Source: The Hill

01/12/2022

Omicron much weaker coronavirus variant than Delta, new study says — but some still urge caution

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is much less likely to cause hospitalization and death than the earlier Delta variant, a study released by the CDC...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/12/2022

Pfizer CEO: Initial Two-Dose Vaccine 'Not Enough For Omicron'

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are “not enough” protection against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. Bourla’s comments on his vaccine’s effectiveness came Monday during the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Confe…

Source: The Daily Wire

01/12/2022

When am I contagious if infected with omicron?

When am I contagious if infected with omicron ? It’s not yet clear, but some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants — possibly within a day after infection.

Source: Associated Press

01/12/2022

Study: Omicron associated with 91% reduction in risk of death compared to Delta

The study also showed Omicron causes fewer hospitalizations and shorter hospital stays.

Source: Axios

01/12/2022

The omicron variant is causing young children to develop croup

Doctors say cases of croup are on the rise.

Source: The Denver Channel

01/12/2022

This Early Symptom is One You Should Watch for With Omicron Infections Rising

If you've been exposed to someone with COVID and are watching for symptoms, what are some of the first signs you might be infected? With omicron cases rising,…

Source: NBC10 Boston

01/12/2022

Loss of taste and smell aren't common COVID-19 symptoms for Omicron

Less than 20% of people with COVID-19 in the UK have reported loss of smell recently. The symptom was once a hallmark of COVID-19.

Source: Business Insider

01/12/2022

Omicron, Delta, cold, or flu? This chart shows the most common symptoms

What's the difference in symptoms for COVID (Omicron and Delta variants), the common cold, and the flu? This chart shows reported symptoms for each. If you're experiencing symptoms, consult with your doctor and get a test for a definitive diagnosis.

Source: Fortune

01/12/2022

Could Your Headache Be From Omicron? - COVID-19 Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of Omicron. Here's why.

Source: Prevention.com

01/12/2022

How long does immunity last and can you catch Omicron TWICE?...

Source: The-sun.com

01/12/2022

Omicron: mRNA booster vaccine offers best protection

A new lab study finds that a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection from the Omicron pseudovirus.

Source: Medical News Today

01/12/2022

‘The economy cannot stay open’: Omicron’s effects ricochet across US

Biden has vowed to keep businesses and schools open but some experts wonder if that’s possible given nature of Covid variant

Source: The Guardian

01/12/2022

Dallas drug store shelves wiped out of cold medicine amid omicron surge: 'New toilet paper shortage'

Stores in the Dallas area are reporting a shortage of cold and cough medicine

Source: Fox Business

01/12/2022

Does a new study really show that hydroxychloroquine might be effective against omicron?

A new study shows that omicron may have changed the way it enters our cells.

Source: The Conversation Africa

01/12/2022

Grocery stores still have empty shelves amid supply chain disruptions, omicron and winter storms

Food shortages are continuing in 2022 and are being reported nationwide. They impact produce, meat, cereal, canned goods and more as inflation rises.

Source: USA Today

01/12/2022

COVID-19 Variant: 5 reasons you should not deliberately catch omicron to 'get it over with' - WPVI

As omicron surges, here are five reasons not deliberately catch the COVID variant.

Source: WPVI-TV

01/12/2022

US COVID cases may start dropping dramatically as omicron wave approaches its peak - KTRK

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID′s omicron wave is about to do peak in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

Source: KTRK-TV

01/12/2022

US COVID cases may start dropping dramatically as omicron wave approaches its peak - WTVD

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID′s omicron wave is about to do peak in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

Source: WTVD-TV

01/12/2022

US COVID cases may start dropping dramatically as omicron wave approaches its peak - WPVI

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID′s omicron wave is about to do peak in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

Source: WPVI-TV

01/12/2022

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant: Live updates

The Omicron coronavirus variant is forecast to infect more than 50% of the Europe region's population in the next 6-8 weeks, the WHO said Tuesday, as countries around the world continue to record record high case numbers. Follow here for the latest news updat…

Source: CNN

01/12/2022

WHO says new vaccine to combat Omicron likely needed amid fears variant could infect half of Europe

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtubeWHO experts have warned that booster shots alone will not be enough to combat ...

Source: YouTube

01/12/2022

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US

Weeks or months of misery still lie ahead for patients and overwhelmed hospitals even if the drop-off comes to pass.

Source: WOODTV.com

01/12/2022

With omicron, a lot of COVID hospital patients aren't there due to the virus

Two Colorado hospitals say the majority of their COVID-positive patients were admitted for another reason, a change from previous waves.

Source: The Colorado Sun

01/12/2022

Omicron Deepens Uncertainty Surrounding Beijing Olympics

With the opening of the Winter Games three weeks away, officials in China are on high alert amid coronavirus outbreaks around the country.

Source: New York Times

01/12/2022

Health experts say Omicron is headed for a sharp drop, most Americans will get infected, everyone's confused

Health experts say Omicron is headed for a sharp drop, most Americans will get infected, everyone's confused

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/12/2022

Oil hits pre-Omicron highs, dollar down on Fed chair Powell

U.S. stock index futures edged up ahead of U.S. inflation data on Wednesday, building on equity market gains following testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell in the previous session, while oil hit pre-Omicron highs.

Source: Reuters

01/12/2022

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Source: Google News

01/12/2022

Omicron-fueled spread creates questions about COVID protocol

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread, more Coloradans are testing positive than ever before.

Source: FOX 31 Denver

01/12/2022

'Zero-Covid' China fights to contain Omicron as restrictions tighten in major city

China's northern port city of Tianjin and central province of Henan have further tightened Covid restrictions as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread, posing the gravest challenge yet to the country's zero-Covid strategy.

Source: CNN

01/12/2022

How Omicron can affect your gut; symptoms to watch out for

Omicron can affect your gut apart from upper respiratory tract and the abdominal symptoms are becoming common in people infected with the new strain. | Health

Source: Hindustan Times

01/12/2022

EU agency says omicron pushing COVID-19 out of pandemic phase | TheHill

An official from Europe's top medical product regulation agency said Tuesday that the COVID-19 om...

Source: The Hill

01/12/2022

U.S. economy can withstand Fed tightening, Omicron surge, Powell says

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, in a congressional hearing that pointed to his likely confirmation for a second term as head of the U.S. central bank, said on Tuesday the economy should weather the current COVID-19 surge with only "short-lived" impacts a…

Source: Reuters

01/12/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The top omicron symptoms to look out for

Which omicron variant symptoms should you expect? Which omicron variant COVID-19 symptoms should you avoid? Read more about common omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

01/12/2022

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in US and Britain

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. The reason: The variant has proved so wildly contagious that it …

Source: Associated Press

01/12/2022

Fauci spars with GOP lawmakers during tense Omicron hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at two Republican senators in a pair of tense exchanges Tuesday, accusing one of attacking him for political gain and calling another "a moron" following questions about his finances during a Senate hearing.

Source: CNN

01/12/2022

Sonoma County advocacy group calls for even more restrictions to curb omicron surge

The health advocacy group HPEACE asked for people to stay home and avoid indoor dining and drinking at local bars and restaurants.

Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

01/12/2022

After rapid spread, Omicron could be headed for a quick drop in US, Britain

At the same time, experts warn that much is still uncertain about how the next phase of the pandemic might unfold.

Source: syracuse.com

01/12/2022

Covid news and the latest on the Omicron variant: Live updates

CDC director Rochelle Walensky and other US officials will testify in the Senate today about the Biden administration's Covid-19 response as Omicron cases rises. Follow here for the latest news.

Source: CNN

01/12/2022

Bill Gates shares thoughts on what's after omicron, the pandemic's origins and more

He's also baffled by an utterly false and bizarre conspiracy theory.

Source: CNET

01/12/2022

Omicron: Has the winter wave peaked already?

Cases are falling and hospital admissions appear to be plateauing - has the UK weathered this wave?

Source: BBC News

01/11/2022

CDC weighs recommending better masks against omicron variant

The agency is likely to recommend that people who can consistently wear N95 or KN95 masks, rather than cloth masks, should do so.

Source: The Washington Post

01/11/2022

California Hospitals Find Omicron Causes Fewer Hospitalizations, Shorter Stays

Out of more than 52,000 patients infected with Omicron, not one went on a ventilator, the study found.

Source: New York Times

01/11/2022

What Parents Can & Should Do If They Test Positive for COVID-19 During the Omicron Surge

As the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant Omicron brings a record number of cases, vaccinated and even boosted individuals are testing positive. School systems are moving classes back online, airlines are cancelling thousands of flights as pilots and fligh…

Source: SheKnows

01/11/2022

Omicron variant vaccine: When will it be ready?

Will there be a specific COVID-19 vaccine for the omicron variant of the coronavirus?

Source: Deseret News

01/11/2022

FDA head: Omicron is a “natural disaster… most people are gonna get COVID”

Acting FDA commissioner offers sobering perspective of the next few weeks.

Source: Ars Technica

01/11/2022

Florida’s omicron cases may infect majority of state

After the peak, cases will rapidly decline, and Florida's omicron wave could be over around the end of February.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

01/11/2022

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron variant will be ready in March

Drugmaker expects to be able to develop new variant-specific vaccines in roughly 100 days as COVID-19 mutates.

Source: CBS News

01/11/2022

COVID-19 Variant: 5 reasons you should not deliberately catch Omicron to 'get it over with' - WLS

As Omicron surges, here are five reasons not deliberately catch the COVID variant.

Source: WLS-TV

01/11/2022

US orders 600K doses of antibody treatment to help fight omicron | TheHill

The U.S. is buying another 600,000 doses of a monoclonal antibody trea...

Source: The Hill

01/11/2022

Retailers detail staffing shortages as omicron rages, but investors see it as short-term hit

Retailers have yet to report their holiday results, but some offered analysts and investors a preview during the ICR conference this week.

Source: CNBC

01/11/2022

This Omicron wave is NOT like the others. America needs to ditch debilitating terror: JIM GERAGHTY

GERAGHTY: While we may have sympathy for those unable to let go of an all-consuming fear, it is not a rational response, and it has long ago stopped being a healthy response.

Source: Daily Mail

01/11/2022

WHO says omicron is life threatening for unvaccinated, elderly and people with underlying conditions

Dr. Mike Ryan, director of the WHO's health emergencies program, said omicron represents a "massive threat" to the lives of the unvaccinated.

Source: CNBC

01/11/2022

Variant watch: Omicron likely evolved in mice, say Chinese researchers

The Omicron variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus may have evolved within mice and jumped back into humans, according to new research by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences | Latest News India

Source: Hindustan Times

01/11/2022

Omicron Pushing Covid Out Of Pandemic Phase: EU Drug Watchdog

The spread of the Omicron variant is pushing Covid towards being an endemic disease that humanity can live with, although it remains a pandemic for now, the EU's drug watchdog said Tuesday.

Source: NDTV News

01/11/2022

Omicron pushing COVID out of pandemic phase: EU agency

The spread of the Omicron variant is pushing Covid towards being an endemic disease that humanity can live with, although it remains a pandemic for now, the EU's drug watchdog said Tuesday.The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also expressed doubts about giving…

Source: Raw Story

01/11/2022

Watch live: Idaho Health officials to address Idaho Omicron spike

Increasingly, hospital and clinic workers are falling ill, leading to staff shortages.

Source: KTVB.com

01/11/2022

Omicron testing: Are throat swabs better at detecting the COVID-19 variant than rapid tests?

There is a growing debate on whether people testing for omicron should swab their throats.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/11/2022

Pfizer plans to manufacture up to 100 million doses of omicron-specific vaccine by spring

Companies face a big test in 2022 as they tweak vaccines, dosages and boosters to meet the threat of coronavirus mutations.

Source: The Washington Post

01/11/2022

80% of Floridians will have had COVID by end of omicron wave, expert says

Dr. Ali Mokdad believes Florida has already reached its omicron peak and that by the time the current wave is over, about 80% of Floridians will have contracted the virus since the beginning of the pandemic

Source: WPLG Local 10

01/11/2022

Omicron Surge Incites Calendar Chaos on Hollywood Events Scene: “Nobody Really Knows Where This is Going”

New year, same story. Hollywood events are once again experiencing calendar chaos as the spike in COVID-19 cases due to the infectious omicron variant has led to postponements and cancellations for everything from premieres and cocktail parties to screenings …

Source: Hollywood Reporter

01/11/2022

WHO says omicron may infect half of Europe within two months, if current coronavirus trends hold

In the first week of 2022, Europe registered at least 7 million coronavirus cases, more than doubling over a two-week period.

Source: The Washington Post

01/11/2022

Watch live: Dr. Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Walensky and other health leaders testify before Senate on U.S. omicron response

Source: CNBC

01/11/2022

Is Omicron really less severe? Here's what the science says.

This variant is more transmissible. So how do you protect yourself? And what are the implications for vaccines, masks, hygiene, and social distancing?

Source: National Geographic

01/11/2022

These are the most common symptoms of COVID-19 omicron variant, and one often shows up first

A sore throat has been identified as a distinguishing sign of an omicron infection, but many are also reporting "a very strange symptom."

Source: PennLive

01/11/2022

Pfizer developing vaccine that targets omicron; Chicago set to resume in-person classes: COVID-19 updates

Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla said developing a COVID vaccine specifically designed to target omicron is "the most likely scenario." Latest news.

Source: USA Today

01/11/2022

Free AI protein software packages nearly predicted structure of the Omicron coronavirus variant correctly

Plus: IBM Watson Health reportedly up for sale over $1bn, and more

Source: Theregister.com

01/11/2022

Spain suggests a radical ‘end-demic’ approach to Omicron: Just treat it like the flu

The leader of Spain's government became the first leader of a major European country to call on the EU to debate the possibility of treating COVID-19 as an endemic illness akin to the flu.

Source: Fortune

01/11/2022

Too soon to treat COVID-19 like flu as Omicron spreads - WHO

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is on track to infect more than half of Europeans, but it should not yet be seen as a flu-like endemic illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters

01/11/2022

South African studies suggest Omicron has higher 'asymptomatic carriage'

Preliminary findings from two South African clinical trials suggest the Omicron coronavirus variant has a much higher rate of "asymptomatic carriage" than earlier variants, which could explain why it has spread so rapidly across the globe.

Source: Reuters

01/11/2022

5 reasons you should not deliberately catch Omicron to 'get it over with'

People keep talking about getting infected with a "mild" case of Omicron on purpose. Experts weigh in on why that's not a good idea.

Source: CNN

01/11/2022

Are We Testing Wrong for Omicron?

Some scientists say the nose-only approach is missing early infections, but the FDA warns against throat swabbing

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/11/2022

U.S. sets new COVID hospitalization record, signaling Omicron surge could be less mild than experts hoped

Experts warn that America’s Omicron surge is already more severe than in other countries and will only get worse as it spreads from highly vaccinated cities ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/11/2022

For Retail Workers, Omicron’s Impact Isn’t Just About Health

Stores are shortening hours, fitting rooms are being closed and some employees can’t go on break. “Morale could not be lower,” one retail worker said.

Source: New York Times

01/11/2022

Omicron symptoms: Three distinctive rashes to watch for

EXPERTS are urging Brits to take a test if they develop this distinctive rash as it could be a new Covid symptom.

Source: Express

01/11/2022

Omicron Symptoms: Sore Throat, Lower Back Pain, Nausea and Other Signs of Omicron Infection to Watch Out For | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

As of January 11, 2022, India’s total infections from the Omicron variant have surged to 4,461. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Source: The Weather Channel

01/11/2022

Covid news live: Pfizer says Omicron-specific vaccine could be available by March; Mexico president tests positive again

WHO warns of ‘west to east’ tidal wave of variant; China locks down city of Anyang, bringing total under stay-at-home orders to 20m

Source: The Guardian

01/11/2022

AirAsia CEO says international travel will bounce back strongly despite omicron impact

International travel is likely to recover soon despite the progress being slowed by the omicron variant, according to AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes.

Source: CNBC

01/11/2022

Sonoma County issues ban on large gatherings amid omicron surge

Performing arts venues scramble as the county recommends that residents shelter in place for 30 days in an effort to curb the latest COVID variant.

Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

01/11/2022

Omicron Vaccine To Be Ready In March, Pfizer CEO Says

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says its new vaccine would target omicron and other variants already circulating.» Subscribe to...

Source: YouTube

01/11/2022

U.S. Hospitalizations Break Record as Omicron Surges: Live Covid Updates

U.S. insurers must cover eight at-home tests each month, the Biden administration says. Chicago’s public schools canceled Monday’s classes.

Source: New York Times

01/10/2022

Pfizer CEO says two Covid vaccine doses aren't 'enough for omicron'

Bourla said the two-dose vaccine has lost its protective power against infection and its ability to prevent hospitalization has also dropped.

Source: CNBC

01/10/2022

Most common COVID omicron symptoms now; 1 unique symptom reported

Symptoms of omicron appear different than other types of COVID-19.

Source: MassLive.com

01/10/2022

Doctor says we need to take Omicron more seriously after detailing his son’s symptoms

How dangerous is Omicron? One doctor says the symptoms are worse than people are making them out to be and we shouldn't resign ourselves getting it. He suggests that by laying low and keeping our distance during the surge, we can better avoid the illness.

Source: Fortune

01/10/2022

Emergency care doctor: Children vulnerable to omicron surge

CHILDREN are amongst the people who are most vulnerable to a potential omicron covid19 variant surge in Trinidad and Tobago. There are currently five covid19 paediatric cases in the parallel health-care system, established in 2020 to deal with the virus. Whil…

Source: Trinidad News

01/10/2022

Does Omicron COVID Variant Cause Loss of Taste and Smell?

Doctors have said symptoms can vary based on vaccination status, but with omicron causing a rise in breakthrough infections, some are noticing one symptom in…

Source: NBC Chicago

01/10/2022

Pfizer says Omicron-specific vaccine to be ready by March

Pfizer is confident it can deliver a vaccine that specifically targets omicron by March.

Source: Fox Business

01/10/2022

We Can't Stop The Spread Of Omicron, So Stop Trying To Mandate It

It's past time for a return to normal since vaccine and mask mandates clearly don't stop the spread of COVID-19 or new variants like omicron.

Source: The Federalist

01/10/2022

Latest COVID updates: Moderna working on booster shot for Omicron

COVID news from January 10: Moderna CEO says Omicron-specific booster vaccine is about to enter clinical trials.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/10/2022

The Key Passage of the NYT's Article About Omicron That Should Quell Everyone's Nerves

Everyone is going to get COVID. The chances of that are high with this new variant. Omicron is here. It’s spreading like a brush fire—and it’s mild as hell. That’s

Source: Townhall

01/10/2022

A new COVID variant combines delta and omicron. Or maybe it doesn’t. Experts debate ‘deltacron.’

A new variant or lab error?

Source: nj.com

01/10/2022

Pfizer CEO announces Omicron vaccine to be ready in March

Company is ‘already starting manufacturing some of these quantities at risk,’ top boss says

Source: Independent

01/10/2022

Moderna working on booster for Omicron variant, CEO says

The latest estimates from the CDC say the Omicron variant accounts for about 95% of all current COVID-19 cases in the US.

Source: Business Insider

01/10/2022

Rapid testing for Omicron: is a nose swab enough?

The fast-spreading Omicron variant has made us more reliant on rapid at-home antigen tests to tell us if we have COVID-19. But should we be swabbing our throats as well as our noses?

Source: Reuters

01/10/2022

Workers Sick With Omicron Add to Manufacturing Woes. ‘The Hope Was That 2022 Would Get Better.’

Coronavirus surge hits factory workforces just as they struggle with supply-chain issues and rising costs

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/10/2022

At-home COVID test kits, ranked: Which is best? Easiest to use as omicron spread continues?

A new guide looks at at-home COVID tests.

Source: AL.com

01/10/2022

Rapid testing for Omicron: is a nose swab enough?

Some scientists have said people can transmit Omicron when it has infected their throat and saliva but before the virus has reached their noses, so swabbing ...

Source: AOL

01/10/2022

Rapid testing for Omicron: is a nose swab enough?

Some scientists have said people can transmit Omicron when it has infected their throat and saliva but before the virus has reached their noses, so swabbing ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/10/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: 1 COVID symptom you won’t see with omicron

The omicron variant creates mild COVID-19 symptoms. But is there any COVID-19 symptom you won’t see with the omicron variant?

Source: Deseret News

01/10/2022

T cells may protect against Omicron if antibodies fail

Although the Omicron variant can avoid antibody attack, a new study suggests that T cells should still offer protection against the variant.

Source: Medical News Today

01/10/2022

Moderna CEO Bancel: Future Covid vaccine booster will likely target omicron variant

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to discuss the company's Covid-19 vaccine and future booster strategies against the concerning omicron ...

Source: YouTube

01/10/2022

COVID omicron surge: Florida ranks 5th among states where virus spreads the fastest. Cases up by 40%

In December, Florida was No. 9 among states where COVID was spreading the fastest. Then the state creeped up to No. 4. How are we doing this week?

Source: Palm Beach Post

01/10/2022

Covid vaccine: Moderna CEO says fall booster shots will likely target omicron

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said the omicron-specific booster will enter clinical trials soon.

Source: CNBC

01/10/2022

Most common omicron symptoms now; 1 unique symptom reported

Symptoms of omicron appear different than other types of COVID-19.

Source: AL.com

01/10/2022

Lululemon shares fall after retailer sees fourth-quarter earnings, sales hurt due to omicron

CEO Calvin McDonald said the retailer started the holiday season on a strong note but has since faced consequences of the latest surge in Covid cases in the U.S.

Source: CNBC

01/10/2022

Omicron becomes latest speed bump for shorthanded U.S. factories

When Michael Tamasi got to his office Monday after the holiday shutdown, he found nine workers at his small factory were absent — either because they had COVID-19 or had been exposed and were trying to get tested.

Source: Reuters

01/10/2022

Omicron surge: Should we shorten self-isolation time?

Are quarantine rule changes based on the best health science or are they being governed by concern for the economy?

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/10/2022

Beijing on high alert as China's first Omicron cluster edges closer weeks before the Olympics

Officials in Beijing are on high alert just weeks out from the start of the Winter Olympics, after China's first local outbreak of the Omicron variant spread from the northern port city of Tianjin to the central province of Henan.

Source: CNN

01/10/2022

China's Tianjin tightens control over travel after Omicron cases

The northern Chinese city of Tianjin tightened exit controls and is requiring residents to obtain approval from employers or community authorities before leaving town in an effort to block the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Source: Reuters

01/10/2022

When will the Omicron wave end? A learning for the world | WION |Coronavirus | Covid 19|English News

South Africa quickly became the epicenter of the Omicron wave. Today this variant has reached most countries prompting a big spike in cases. But a study in S...

Source: YouTube

01/10/2022

How Long Does Your Immunity Last After Omicron?

You can catch Covid more than once. Here's what we know about reinfection, Omicron and boosters.

Source: HuffPost UK

01/10/2022

Omicron 105% more transmissible than Delta, say French scientists

The Omicron Covid-19 variant may be 105 per cent more transmissible than Delta, according to a research by French scientists.

Source: The Tribune India

01/09/2022

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Resistant to Monoclonal Antibodies – But Neutralized by Vaccine Booster

The Omicron variant was detected for the first time in South Africa in November 2021 and has since spread to many countries. It is expected to become the dominant variant within a few weeks or months. Initial epidemiological studies show that the Omicron vari…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/09/2022

COVID-19 in California: Find testing info, omicron updates, vaccine rates and boosters

Here is information on the latest COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, community transmission, breakdowns of vaccination rates, testing info and the latest headlines.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

01/09/2022

Via 313 employees protest working conditions amid omicron surge

Employees of the Austin pizzeria say they feel pressure to go into work sick.

Source: KVUE.com

01/09/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: These symptoms lead to hospitalization

Which omicron variant symptoms lead to hospitalizations? How to know if you need to go to the hospital because of COVID-19 and the omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/09/2022

Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum

As the raging omicron variant of COVID-19 infects workers across the nation, millions of those whose jobs don't provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck.

Source: KSL.com

01/09/2022

The Omicron variant appears to cause croup, a barking cough, in some children under 5: report

Croup is generally harmless, but because it's a cough that sounds like a dog or seal barking, it can shock parents who've never been exposed to it.

Source: Business Insider

01/09/2022

The Omicron variant appears to cause croup, a barking cough, in some children under 5: report

Source: Google News

01/09/2022

Surefire Signs Omicron is in Your Body — Eat This Not That

The five most reported Omicron symptoms are similar to common cold and include runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and sore throat.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/09/2022

UK scientist says Omicron maybe '1st ray of light' against Covid

The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant could be "first ray of light" that in the future there may be a less severe coronavirus variant that is similar to the common cold, according to a UK scientist. According to Dr Mike Tildesley, a member…

Source: Deccan Herald

01/09/2022

Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum

As the raging omicron variant of COVID-19 infects workers across the nation, millions of those whose jobs don't provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck.

Source: Associated Press

01/09/2022

Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum

Source: Google News

01/09/2022

The pandemic is changing. Will omicron bring a 'new normal' for COVID-19?

Experts say it's too soon to know for sure what the coronavirus will do next, but one thing is clear: the world is going to have to live with COVID.

Source: USA Today

01/09/2022

Omicron surge pushes Larimer County COVID-19 cases to historic highs: Here's what to know

The omicron variant is pushing Larimer County’s COVID-19 case counts to a level we’ve never seen before. Here's what we know about the surge.

Source: Coloradoan

01/09/2022

Disruption, Dismay, Dissent: Americans Grapple With Omicron

The variant is spreading fast. For some, it is causing milder illness. But its distinct qualities have left Americans making a new set of calculations.

Source: New York Times

01/09/2022

Which mask is best for protection against the omicron variant of COVID?

It has been proven that surgical masks are not that great at omicron protection after all

Source: nj.com

01/09/2022

The US jobs report was a warning sign – even before the Omicron surge

The Fed wants to raise interest rates and coronavirus support programs are ending. Millions of families stand to suffer

Source: The Guardian

01/09/2022

Covid hospitalisations soar for kids under five in US due to Omicron variant | Latest English News

Amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the US is seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases among children and young adults and a rise in pediatric hospitalisat...

Source: YouTube

01/09/2022

Pandemic Lessons: What happens after Omicron?

The real question isn’t whether we’ll return to normal after Omicron. Rather, it is this: What will you allow your normal to be?

Source: Buffalo News

01/09/2022

Scientists believe Omicron could be less deadly than flu

Source: Jamaica Observer

01/09/2022

As omicron causes more breakthrough cases, here’s what you should know - WETM

As the omicron variant of COVID appears to cause more breakthrough cases, here are a few things you should know.

Source: WETM - MyTwinTiers.com

01/09/2022

As omicron causes more breakthrough cases, here’s what you should know

As the omicron variant of COVID appears to cause more breakthrough cases, here are a few things you should know.

Source: KHON2

01/09/2022

NATPE Miami Cancels In-Person Conference Amid Omicron Surge; Plans Hybrid Offerings Later In 2022

NATPE Miami has become the latest major in-person entertainment industry event to be shelved due to concerns over the current Covid spike driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant. The decision, announced Saturday by NATPE president and CEO JP Bommel, c…

Source: Deadline

01/08/2022

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean call off voyages due to omicron

Royal Caribbean said Friday it’s canceling cruises on three of its ships starting today until March 7. Norwegian had already said it was canceling voyages on half its fleet.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

01/08/2022

As omicron causes more breakthrough cases, here’s what you should know

As the omicron variant of COVID appears to cause more breakthrough cases, here are a few things you should know.

Source: KELOLAND.com

01/08/2022

As omicron causes more breakthrough cases, here’s what you should know

As the omicron variant of COVID appears to cause more breakthrough cases, here are a few things you should know.

Source: WGN TV Chicago

01/08/2022

Omicron fuels unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases | TheHill

The omicron variant is fueling an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 case...

Source: The Hill

01/08/2022

Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services

The current explosion of omicron-fueled coronavirus infections in the U.S. is causing a breakdown in basic functions and services.

Source: FOX19

01/08/2022

Surefire Ways to Catch Omicron, Warn Experts — Eat This Not That

It's important to be careful, experts say there are some things you should definitely avoid doing right now to avoid contracting COVID.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/08/2022

COVID-19 in Nebraska: Tracking Omicron, testing, hospitalizations and more

With case counts and hospitalizations on the rise in Nebraska, here's where you can get tested for COVID-19, where to get a vaccine shot and more.

Source: KETV Omaha

01/08/2022

Box Office: Female Spy Action Pic ‘The 355’ Struggling Amid Omicron Surge

The star-packed female spy action pic The 355 is flailing in its box office debut, grossing $1.7 million from 3,145 theaters on Friday for a projected opening in the $4 million range. The movie’s poor showing comes as a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the high…

Source: Hollywood Reporter

01/08/2022

The #1 Unexpected Food To Eat If You Have Omicron, Says Doctor — Eat This Not That

With an extreme sore throat from Omicron, it seems natural to want to reach for soft foods. A doctor even recommends this popular dessert.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/08/2022

Sore or scratchy throat may be early sign of Omicron: doctors

Omicron patients in South Africa, the UK, and the US reported scratchy throats prior to other COVID-19 symptoms.

Source: Business Insider

01/08/2022

I Have Omicron and This is What it Feels Like — Eat This Not That

We entered 2022 while watching Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19, drop into the country...

Source: Eatthis.com

01/08/2022

Should you swab your throat with an at-home COVID test amid omicron? Why experts say no.

Some people are swabbing their throat as well as their nose to make sure they don't miss an infection. Experts say it's not a good idea right now.

Source: USA Today

01/08/2022

Flight cancellations: Airlines looking for control over omicron, weather

What began as a pandemic-related challenge quickly snowballed into a multitiered test — coupling the uncertainties of omicron with the more familiar headache of winter weather.

Source: The Washington Post

01/08/2022

Restaurants Seek Federal Aid as Omicron Surge Threatens Another Hard Winter

Small bars, eateries lobby Congress for additional funding as Covid-19 variant drives infections nationwide

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/08/2022

New Omicron Studies Help Explain Why the Variant Is Mild but Spreads Fast

Lab studies and clinical data support early reports about the variant that is responsible for the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/08/2022

South African Study: Omicron May Signal End of Acute Pandemic Phase

A South African study led by researchers at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital found that the Omicron outbreak ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

01/08/2022

Louisiana hospitals are again stressed 'to the brink.' Here's how omicron is changing COVID care.

The highly infectious Omicron variant is changing the way Louisiana hospitals operate, with canceled surgeries, bottlenecked emergency rooms and more recently a move towards intermingling COVID-positive patients on non-COVID floors,

Source: NOLA.com

01/08/2022

Royal Caribbean pauses some cruise operations due to Omicron concerns

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/RCL.N" target="_blank">(RCL.N)</a> has paused some of its cruise operations amid rising numbers of COVID-19 infections due to the Omicron variant.

Source: Reuters

01/08/2022

Omicron variant may have come from mice, China study says

Where did the omicron variant come from? What is the omicron variant origins? A new study from China looks to answer where omicron came from.

Source: Deseret News

01/08/2022

Omicron could boost immunity, some experts say. But don’t bet on it

Source: Google News

01/08/2022

Omicron Symptoms: Here's How They Differ From Other Variants

The omicron variant has prompted waves of COVID-19 infections in the United States, causing heightened concerns and prompting increased mitigations across the…

Source: NBC Chicago

01/08/2022

University Health chief medical officer offers answers to most-asked COVID-19 questions amid omicron surge

University Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bryan Alsip, answered some of the most-asked questions about COVID-19 and the new omicron variant, which now accounts for a majority of new cases.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

01/08/2022

Even amid overwhelmed hospitals and omicron surge, health care leaders offer cautious optimism

Doctors say it’s too early to say whether omicron will push us to the next stage of the pandemic.

Source: KARE11.com

01/07/2022

Research Indicates Vaccines Provide Reduced Effectiveness Against Omicron

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is much more effective at infecting people vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease it ...

Source: Theepochtimes.com

01/07/2022

State's top doctors warn Ohioans about 'omicron tsunami'

Ohio&rsquo;s top doctors now warning about an &ldquo;omicron tsunami. &rdquo; It comes as COVID cases and hospitalizations are some of the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. &ldquo;Even Ohio hospitals that have not yet reached this state are recogni…

Source: ABC6OnYourSide.com

01/07/2022

More Patients, Fewer Workers: Omicron Pushes New York Hospitals to Brink

The current spike in coronavirus cases appears to be less deadly than earlier waves, but some safety-net hospitals are still being severely strained.

Source: New York Times

01/07/2022

Fake coronavirus testing sites are popping up in S.F. amid omicron surge

San Francisco public health officials are warning people against taking coronavirus tests...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

01/07/2022

Rapid at-home Covid tests going for $80 in US amid the Omicron surge

Some reports have even shown vendors charging as much as $250 as people are being urged to report such price gouging

Source: The Guardian

01/07/2022

Immunity against Omicron from breakthrough infection could be a matter of timing

Laboratory studies hint that a longer interval between infection and vaccination is better than a shorter one.

Source: Nature.com

01/07/2022

Immunity against Omicron from breakthrough infection could be a matter of timing

Laboratory studies hint that a longer interval between infection and vaccination is better than a shorter one.

Source: Nature.com

01/07/2022

Here's why Larimer County won't add more COVID-19 restrictions amid omicron case surge

As case rates and percent positivity peaks in Larimer County, health officials are not considering implementing any COVID-19 restrictions.

Source: Coloradoan

01/07/2022

'People are still calling the travel agent': Cruises take long view as Omicron surges

“The science does not support the CDC. You're actually safer on a cruise ship," an expert told Yahoo Finance.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/07/2022

Ghost Flights Are Polluting the Skies Thanks to Omicron

Airlines claim they're sending thousands of empty flights out in an attempt to maintain market share despite the environmental damage.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/07/2022

What Is the Death Rate of Omicron? It's WAY Less Than You Think

We&#8217;ve known for some time now that the omicron variant of COVID-19, which is driving the current surge in coronavirus cases, is more transmissible but less deadly than past variants....

Source: PJ Media

01/07/2022

FedEx warns of shipment delays as Omicron leads to staffing shortage

FedEx Corp <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/FDX.N" target="_blank">(FDX.N)</a> warned on Friday that rising cases of Omicron variant has caused staff shortage and delay in shipments transported on aircraft.

Source: Reuters

01/07/2022

Health director: Ohio prepping for 'omicron tsunami' as surge shows no sign of abating

As omicron-driven COVID-19 cases rapidly rise, unprecedented numbers of people are being hospitalized with the virus in Ohio, state health officials said Friday.

Source: WLWT Cincinnati

01/07/2022

Deaths top 30K in Ohio, officials say Omicron resulting in unprecedented hospitalizations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - The Ohio Department of Health reported 19,563 new COVID-19 cases Friday. Caption: WKRC. ODH reported 398 deaths from COVID since Tuesday. More than 30,000 Ohioans have died from coronavirus during the pandemic. There were 440 people ho…

Source: WKRC TV Cincinnati

01/07/2022

COVID-19: Rapid nose swab test may not detect Omicron quickly enough

Source: Google News

01/07/2022

Omicron could have a silver lining by boosting immunity, some experts say. But don't bet on it.

The variant’s extraordinary transmissibility could enhance immunity as it rips through the population.

Source: The Washington Post

01/07/2022

The latest on coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Countries around the world are grappling with a surge in Covid-19 cases, leading to increased restrictions in many places. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

01/07/2022

Rapid epidemic expansion of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in southern Africa

Discover the world’s best science and medicine | Nature.com

Source: Nature.com

01/07/2022

Five signs you might be infected with omicron variant of COVID

SAN ANTONIO &ndash;The CDC has released a list of symptoms you are more than likely to feel if you&rsquo;ve been infected with the newer omicron variant of COVID-19. You might even think you just have a common cold at first. Most of the first symptoms are mil…

Source: WOAI

01/07/2022

Store closures, reduced hours, apology notes: Here's how retailers are handling omicron surge

Retailers and restaurants no longer face the looming threat of government shutdowns, but they are struggling with lean workforces and limited inventory.

Source: CNBC

01/07/2022

Supreme Court weighs Biden’s vaccine mandates as Omicron spreads

The pair of requirements, which would affect tens of millions of workers, have been in legal limbo since agencies published them last year.

Source: Politico

01/07/2022

Omicron cases surge: More than 4,000 children hospitalized nationwide, report says

A record number of children were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the nation, according to a new report.

Source: Fox News

01/07/2022

New symptom of Omicron in young children revealed

American scientists have identified a new symptom of the Omicron variant in children under five; a “barking” cough that may sound frightening when parents hear it.

Source: RT

01/07/2022

Omicron may be up to nearly 100 TIMES less deadly than seasonal flu, scientists believe

MailOnline analysis shows Covid killed one in 33 people in the UK who tested positive at the peak of the devastating second wave last January, compared to just one in 670 now.

Source: Daily Mail

01/07/2022

'Hiring is being held back': Economy added just 199K jobs in December as worker shortages persisted and omicron began spreading in U.S.

The economy added 199,000 jobs in December as the COVID-19 omicron variant broke out. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9%.

Source: USA Today

01/07/2022

Omicron Study in South Africa Points to End of Acute Pandemic Phase

Source: Bloomberg

01/07/2022

Omicron Study in South Africa Points to End of Acute Pandemic Phase

Source: Bloomberg

01/07/2022

The case for updating covid-19 vaccines for the Omicron variant

A new study puts the variant in a group apart from its predecessors

Source: The Economist

01/07/2022

Norwegian calls off voyages on 8 ships, marking first mass cruise cancellation due to omicron

Source: Google News

01/07/2022

What you need to know about testing and more to get through omicron

Omicron is spiking in Utah. Here are data columnist Andy Larsen's predictions for how bad this wave could get, notes on scientists recent findings about the virus, and some tips for taking and finding COVID tests.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

01/07/2022

Hospitals Struggle Amid Omicron And CDC Guideline Confusion

The nation’s staggering surge in COVID-19 cases is taking a toll on hospitals, schools and businesses. The CDC guidance around the infections as well as acce...

Source: YouTube

01/07/2022

If you have these symptoms, you might be infected with omicron, Beaufort Co. doctor says

Source: Google News

01/07/2022

Alabama hospitals, ICUs starting to feel crush of omicron; 48 children hospitalized with COVID

Hospitals in the Montgomery-Opelika region are essentially out of ICU beds, said Dr. Donald Williamson, CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association. “The real challenge is staffing,” he said. “We’ve got hospitals with over 500 staff out with COVID... And it’s not…

Source: AL.com

01/07/2022

Omicron Symptoms Patients Complain About Most — Eat This Not That

According to the scientists, the top Omicron symptoms are: runny nose, headache, fatigue (mild or severe), sneezing, and sore throat.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/07/2022

Do rapid tests work with omicron? Should I swab my throat? Covid test questions, answered.

At-home tests work with omicron, but there are caveats.

Source: Vox

01/07/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

People who received booster shots this fall are likely to have significant protection through the winter, Stéphane Bancel said at a health-care conference.

Source: The Washington Post

01/07/2022

With Omicron's prevalence and testing in short supply, anyone with symptoms should assume they're positive and isolate, doctor says

With Covid-19 tests hard to find in many parts of the country and the Omicron variant spreading rapidly, health experts are advising those with symptoms to isolate themselves if they even only suspect they have the virus.

Source: CNN

01/07/2022

Covid-19, Omicron and Booster News: Live Updates

The number of known cases, likely an undercount, is now less of an indicator than it used to be in determining pandemic strategy. Governments are marshaling resources toward vaccinating people.

Source: New York Times

01/07/2022

COVID-19 boosters offer 'potent' protection against omicron, study says, recommending Pfizer and Moderna

COVID-19 boosters with an mRNA vaccine provide the best protection against omicron, according to a study published this week in the journal Cell.

Source: USA Today

01/07/2022

Sydney Omicron outbreak could peak by late January, modelling shows

The Omicron outbreak in Australia's most-populous state could peak by the end of January, official modelling showed on Friday, as authorities reinstated some restrictions in a bid to slow the record spike in infections.

Source: Reuters

01/07/2022

Omicron symptoms: 'Cases hit vulnerable over 75s' – 'emergency' symptoms of disease

ASTONISHINGLY, there are around 208,471 new daily symptomatic cases of Covid in the UK. Such data has been gathered from recorded PCR and lateral flow tests, showing an increase of nearly 10 percent of the week prior.

Source: Express

01/07/2022

Why Omicron Is Worse Than Delta For US Grocery Stores

The highly contagious omicron virus variant is disrupting already stressed food supply chains, sickening so many workers that more shortages at grocery stores are all but certain.

Source: NDTV News

01/07/2022

Omicron should not be categorized as mild, WHO says

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization, said Thursday that while the COVID-19 omicron variant seems to be less severe than delta, it should not be categorized as mild.

Source: Fox News

01/07/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Can you get omicron twice?

The omicron variant may cause reinfection of COVID-19. But can you get the omicron variant more than once? Can you get reinfected by omicron?

Source: Deseret News

01/07/2022

Tri-County health officials brace for omicron surge

The omicron variant is spreading and rapidly. In some cases, faster than first anticipated. "Everyone should know what to do if you get sick,&rdquo; Dr. Christina Baumann, the Washington County health officer, said. Doctors say with the case numbers the way t…

Source: KATU

01/07/2022

Omicron in kids leading to a new but familiar illness: croup

The omicron Covid variant appears to be leading to croup in young children under the age of 5. Doctors share what to know about kids, omicron and croup.

Source: NBC News

01/07/2022

Swab Your Throat First? Rapid Tests May Need Saliva to Detect Omicron, Early Data Find

Nose-only tests didn't detect Omicron for one to two days after initial infection, a study found. Experts disagree about swabbing your throat too.

Source: Business Insider

01/07/2022

Conagra Brands CEO says inflation won't go away even after Covid omicron wave passes

"It's not quite that simple. I don't think if omicron goes away it immediately solves inflation," Conagra Brands CEO Sean Connolly told CNBC's Jim Cramer.

Source: CNBC

01/07/2022

Omicron will disrupt hospitals and public services, Portland-area health officers say

As COVID-19 case counts continue to climb, public health officers said everyone will likely encounter the highly transmissible variant in the coming weeks. Most vaccinated people will experience milder symptoms, but the impact is likely still enough to cause …

Source: OPB News

01/07/2022

Alaska Airlines cutting flights by 10% through January due to omicron-driven staff shortage

The reduction will primarily affect flights in the Lower 48 and is intended as a “reset” after massive disruptions in the air travel system nationwide during the holidays, the airline said.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

01/06/2022

Omicron in kids leading to a new, but familiar, illness: croup

COVID-19’s omicron variant appears to be affecting children under age 5 in a new way: a harsh, barking cough known as croup.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/06/2022

Omicron in kids leading to a new, but familiar, illness: croup

Source: Google News

01/06/2022

Some At-Home Tests May Miss Omicron in Early Stages of Infection

Source: Google News

01/06/2022

'Flurona' arises during omicron surge: What you need to know about flu, COVID co-infection

Adding another layer of concern atop the swift surge of the omicron variant, cases of...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

01/06/2022

The Best Foods to Eat for Omicron Symptoms, Says Doctor — Eat This Not That

We spoke with Robert G. Lahita MD, Ph.D. about the foods that can make you feel better and keep you full if you're sick with Omicron.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/06/2022

Alaska Airlines trims January flights to cope with staff shortage due to omicron outbreak

The airline will trim its schedule by about 10% for the rest of January at it deals with “unprecedented” numbers of employees calling in sick.

Source: OregonLive

01/06/2022

Saturday Night Live returns January 15 for first, hopefully Omicron-free show of 2022

Host Ariana DeBose and musical guest Roddy Ricch are set to visit 30 Rock

Source: The A.V. Club

01/06/2022

The Omicron Variant: Mother Nature's COVID-19 Vaccine?

For several weeks, much of the world has been obsessed with the Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. What initially started as a trickle of media reports about a highly-mutated and rapidly-spreading “variant of concern” that originated in Africa…

Source: The Daily Wire

01/06/2022

Omicron's Spread Means More Food Outages at U.S. Grocery Stores

Source: Bloomberg

01/06/2022

Omicron's Spread Means More Food Outages at U.S. Grocery Stores

Source: Bloomberg

01/06/2022

Omicron is sending vaccinated people to the hospital, but unvaccinated are more likely to end up in ICU

In the Harris Health System, 22 of the 27 COVID patients in its intensive care units are...

Source: Houston Chronicle

01/06/2022

Omicron Comes for Everyone: My Vaccinated Experience With COVID

My entire family and our nanny got COVID this week. It’s a story I keep seeing on social media. Suddenly, everyone I know has the virus. And yet I still struggle to find detailed firsthand accounts of what the disease looks like in the vaccinated. In...

Source: Dailykos.com

01/06/2022

Booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine required for immune protection against Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, says study

An additional "booster" dose of Moderna or Pfizer mRNA-based vaccine is needed to provide immunity against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study by researchers at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. T…

Source: Medical Xpress

01/06/2022

With Omicron Dominant, COVID-19 Is Now Less Than ‘Just The Flu’

Thanks to the arrival of the Omicron variant, it&#039;s now accurate to say that COVID-19 is &quot;just the flu&quot; for the vast majority of the population.

Source: The Daily Caller

01/06/2022

E3 shifts to online-only event because of Omicron concerns

The Entertainment Software Association is shifting the Electronic Entertainment Expo to an online-only event out of concerns around the pandemic.

Source: VentureBeat

01/06/2022

Omicron surge has Utah hospitals overwhelmed, treatment running out

Utahns are being warned hospitals are overwhelmed and supplies of COVID-19 treatments may only be available for 1 of 100 as the state is reported 8,913 new COVID-19 cases Thursday due to the severely transmissible omicron variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/06/2022

Here's what Utah's epidemiologist predicts about COVID, omicron and 'flurona'

Utah is “going to have a few really bad weeks here, if not another month or two,” before the spread of the coronavirus begins to subside, state epidemiologist Dr. Leisha Nolen expects.

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

01/06/2022

Throat swabs are better at detecting Omicron than nasal swabs: experts

There's evidence Omicron appears earlier in saliva than in the nose. Experts say it may be a sign of our vaccinated immune systems kicking into gear.

Source: Business Insider

01/06/2022

The Dining Guidelines Austin Officials Recommend as Omicron Surges

Given increased rates of omicron transmission, city officials are unable to do more than recommend the same guidelines as the last 22 months because of state orders

Source: Eater

01/06/2022

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian canceling itineraries amid covid, Omicron

The majority of cruise ships sailing in the US have reported COVID-19 outbreaks in recent weeks, impacting every major cruise line.

Source: Business Insider

01/06/2022

Omicron variant watch: Scientists detect key antibodies to neutralise mutations

In a study published almost exactly a year ago, scientists at the Rockefeller University found that memory B cells, which churn out antibodies, mature over time.

Source: Hindustan Times

01/06/2022

Omicron could peak in U.S. fairly soon. Maybe.

Experts say fast-spreading, less severe profile of Omicron is emerging as cases drop in South Africa but warn of challenging weeks ahead.

Source: Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

01/06/2022

Omicron hasn't stopped the jobs recovery -- yet

America closed out 2021 with strong jobs gains, economists predict. But just days into the new year, the Omicron variant is causing infections to soar and businesses to struggle. Will that derail the jobs recovery?

Source: CNN

01/06/2022

U.S. weekly jobless claims total 207,000, higher than expected amid omicron spread

Jobless claims totaled 207,000 for the week ended Jan. 1, higher than the 195,000 estimate and 7,000 more than the previous week.

Source: CNBC

01/06/2022

Did Omicron Come From Mice? Chinese Scientists Believe So

Researchers in China have gathered evidence that the super infectious Omicron variant may have originated through a chance encounter with mice. Their work

Source: IFLScience

01/06/2022

Omicron Surge Vexes Parents of Children Too Young for Shots

Source: Google News

01/06/2022

What omicron variant symptoms mean for the next major COVID variant

The next COVID-19 variant will have different symptoms compared to the omicron variant. In this article, we talk about the omicron variant symptoms and why omicron variant symptoms matter for new COVID-19 variants.

Source: Deseret News

01/06/2022

Neutralizing potency of COVID‐19 vaccines against the SARS‐CoV‐2 Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant

The recent emergence of a new variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) called Omicron (B.1.1.529) has raised paramount concerns in scientific and medical communitie...

Source: Wiley.com

01/06/2022

Do I have Omicron, cold or flu symptoms? How you can tell the difference

Experts say the Omicron variant may lead to mild symptoms, making it harder than ever to distinguish between the infections

Source: Thenationalnews.com

01/06/2022

What's safe for kids to do, with Omicron spreading quickly? An expert weighs in

Schools are shutting down and children's hospitals are filling with patients sick from the highly transmissible coronavirus variant, Omicron. Parents are again faced with what to do to keep kids safe in another pandemic year. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen…

Source: CNN

01/06/2022

Omicron surge vexes parents of children too young for shots

Afternoons with Grammy. Birthday parties. Meeting other toddlers at the park. Parents of children too young to be vaccinated are facing difficult choices as an omicron variant-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases makes every encounter seem risky.

Source: Associated Press

01/06/2022

'Chicago Fire' Season 10: Production Delayed by COVID Omicron Surge

RELATED STORIES Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, The Rookie Among Handful of ABC Series Pausing Production Due to Omicron NCIS: Los Angeles Halts Production on Season 13 Until February Due to Omicron Surge; NCIS Also Paused Another series has been hit by the coron…

Source: TVLine

01/06/2022

Doctor explains why omicron is so contagious, new symptom to look out for

In California, we are all too familiar with the term spreading like wildfire, it's now used for omicron because of where the variant lives in your body."Ther...

Source: YouTube

01/06/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Why they are more dangerous

The omicron variant has created omicron variant symptoms among the population. What does omicron do to elderly people?

Source: Deseret News

01/06/2022

Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise cancel voyages amid Omicron scare

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line on Wednesday canceled sailings amid rising fears of Omicron-related coronavirus infections that have dampened the nascent recovery of the pandemic-ravaged cruise industry.

Source: Reuters

01/06/2022

No, a throat swab is not more accurate than a nasal swab in detecting the omicron variant

As more and more people scramble to get tested for COVID, there's a growing debate on social media about what's more accurate, a nasal swab versus a throat s...

Source: YouTube

01/06/2022

‘Flurona': NYC Experts Warn of Covid and Flu Amid Omicron Surge

Can you have COVID-19 and the flu at the same time? Yep, and it even has a name of sorts: Flurona.

Source: NBC New York

01/06/2022

Flurona: Covid and Flu Twindemic Threat Looms Amid Omicron Surge, NYC Experts Say

What may sound like the end of a timely joke, the coined term 'flurona' is actually not something experts say to take lightly. The combination of Covid-19 an...

Source: YouTube

01/06/2022

‘Omicron is here’: California extends indoor mask mandate through Feb. 15

California health officials will extend an indoor mask mandate at public places for another month as the omicron variant has led to concerns about strains on the hospital system.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

01/06/2022

California extends indoor mask mandate to Feb. 15 as omicron surge continues - KABC

California is extending its indoor mask mandate for at least one more month - through Feb. 15 - state officials said Wednesday.

Source: KABC-TV

01/05/2022

2022 Grammy Awards postponed over Omicron risk

The award show's new date has not been released.

Source: CBS News

01/05/2022

Antibodies from infection or vaccine offer 'robust' protection from omicron, study says

A preliminary analysis of a study on immune system responses to the omicron variant reportedly shows individuals with T cells, often found in those who have recovered from the virus or received a vaccine for it, carry &ldquo;robust&rdquo; protections against …

Source: Thenationaldesk.com

01/05/2022

5 symptoms that may mean you were infected with COVID-19 omicron variant

CINCINNATI (WKRC) &ndash; A list is out of the symptoms you&rsquo;re likely to feel if you&rsquo;ve been infected with the newer omicron variant of COVID-19. You might be likely at first to dismiss it as the common cold. While it appears many of the initial s…

Source: WKRC TV Cincinnati

01/05/2022

Could the omicron variant mean the end of the pandemic? - 13WHAM

As the Omicron variant spreads at a seemingly faster rate than ever before, the end doesn't seem near. But there is hope and it lies in the severity of infection. The number of unvaccinated patients in the hospital with COVID largely outpace the vaccinated. A…

Source: 13WHAM-TV

01/05/2022

Biden administration shifts tone on pandemic as omicron surges

COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed nearly fiftyfold since June, a time when public health officials appeared to be optimistic about the course of the pandemic. The U. S. averaged around 11,000 new cases on June 21, compared with nearly 548,000 on Jan. 4. In cont…

Source: Thenationaldesk.com

01/05/2022

Covid positivity rate in Allegheny skyrockets to 26% as omicron spreads

The covid-19 positivity rate in Allegheny County has skyrocketed over the past week as the omicron variant spreads, and Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said the fast-spreading variant likely makes up most of the county&rsquo;s cases at this point. The seven-d…

Source: TribLIVE

01/05/2022

Global research on Omicron COVID surge raises more questions about Biden's unvaccinated blame game

A new Canadian study found two-dose mRNA vaccines are "not protective against" the latest variant, while data from Denmark show reinfections among two-dose vaccine recipients have surpassed those of the unvaccinated.

Source: Justthenews.com

01/05/2022

US airlines cancel more flights over Omicron surge, winter weather

More than 1,600 flights within, into or out of the US were canceled as of midday Wednesday, according to tracking data from FlightAware, and more than 2,500 were delayed.

Source: New York Post

01/05/2022

Immune system T-cells can fight omicron COVID-19 variant, study suggests

Immune system T-cell responses remain broadly robust against the omicron variant of coronavirus, according to researchers.

Source: Fox News

01/05/2022

Sundance Scraps In-Person Program For Full Virtual Festival Due To Omicron Surge

The in-person Park City component of the Sundance Film Festival will not be occurring for the second year in a row, with the near 40-year-old cinema event to remain virtual for its January 20-30 run. This was always Plan B for Sundance in the face of an unpre…

Source: Deadline

01/05/2022

Omicron's feeble attack on the lungs could make it less dangerous

Mounting evidence from animal studies suggests that Omicron does not multiply readily in lung tissue, which can be badly damaged in people infected with other variants.

Source: Nature.com

01/05/2022

COVID testing: Is a throat swab a better way to detect omicron?

For at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, there are suggestions people should swab their throat and their nose for a more accurate result. Experts caution against it.

Source: TODAY

01/05/2022

Omicron, Travel and Other Covid-19 News: Live Updates

Teachers in Chicago stayed away from work Wednesday, saying a poor official response to Omicron left classrooms unsafe, as families rushed to line up child care.

Source: New York Times

01/05/2022

General Hospital Delays Production Due to Omicron in January 2022 | Soaps.com

Not the news soap fans want to hear. As if it were March of 2020 all over again, General Hospital has decided to delay the restart of production into the new year. Our sister site TVLine has learned exclusively that the ABC soap has joined the Los Angeles-bas…

Source: SheKnows

01/05/2022

Nausea and Loss of Appetite Could Mean You Have Omicron — Best Life

While the Omicron variant is causing some cold-like symptoms, virus experts are warning that nausea and loss of appetite can also be signs.

Source: Best Life

01/05/2022

NYT: Omicron is not just milder, its risk is akin to the flu

So writes David Leonhardt, the country&#8217;s most reliable communicator on the pandemic. Unfortunately, Leonhardt reports for the New York Times rather than run the CDC or FDA, where they put the pa...

Source: Hot Air

01/05/2022

What is 'flurona'? Coronavirus and influenza co-infections reported as omicron surges.

Cases have been detected in countries including United States, Israel, Brazil, the Philippines and Hungary.

Source: The Washington Post

01/05/2022

Omicron might have come from a mouse, but what kind of mouse?

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing recently reported intriguing new evidence for a possible mouse origin of the Omicron variant. Their paper, posted on the BioRxiv preprint server, was quickly picked up and published a few days later …

Source: Medical Xpress

01/05/2022

Stephen Colbert on Omicron school closures: ‘Release strategic reserve of mothers-in-law’

Stephen Colbert discussed the Omicron surge and Apple’s record $3tn valuation

Source: The Guardian

01/05/2022

Drugstores struggle to keep Covid at-home tests in stock as omicron rages across U.S.

There is a "tsunami of demand" for Covid tests as businesses prepare for the Biden's administration vaccine and testing mandates and omicron surges.

Source: CNBC

01/05/2022

What we know about likely Stage 5 COVID restrictions for Austin area as omicron surges

Austin Public Health is preparing a shift back into Stage 5 of its risk-based pandemic guidelines this week as omicron cases soar.

Source: Austin American-Statesman

01/05/2022

Night sweats are reportedly a common symptom associated with the omicron COVID variant

The fast-moving variant has some different symptoms than previous versions of COVID-19.

Source: KHOU.com

01/05/2022

People with omicron are reporting a strange new covid symptom | The Why

Now that omicron has become the dominant strain in the U.S., people are starting to report a symptom often associated with a litany of other conditions.

Source: YouTube

01/05/2022

ER doctor: Omicron is making people 'really sick in a different way'

Omicron exacerbates other medical conditions and there's "so much of it," Dr. Craig Spencer, ER doctor in New York City, said.

Source: Business Insider

01/05/2022

Coronavirus live updates and omicron variant news

Despite omicron, most U.S. schools returned from the holiday break with in-person classes.

Source: The Washington Post

01/05/2022

Hong Kong bans all flights from U.S. and seven other countries as omicron spreads

The Chinese territory is implementing its strictest restrictions since the onset of covid in response to a developing outbreak.

Source: The Washington Post

01/05/2022

Omicron may have peaked or 'plateaued' in parts of the world, giving experts cause for optimism

There are early, tentative signs that the omicron wave has peaked, or is plateauing, in the places that were among the first to be hit hard by the variant.

Source: CNBC

01/05/2022

Omicron variant on the decline in South Africa | DW News

In South Africa, it seems as if the omicron wave may be on the way out -- without the feared surge in hospitalizations and deaths. Officials say there is sti...

Source: YouTube

01/05/2022

Pitkin County's transmission rate among highest in country as omicron wave peaks

A new method of reporting positive COVID-19 cases has slingshot Pitkin County’s incidence rate to one of the highest in the state and nation Tuesday, with the current omicron surge expected to last as many as two more weeks, officials said.“We’re reporting mo…

Source: Aspen Times

01/05/2022

Which tests work best? Doctors address COVID-19 testing questions amid surging omicron cases in Bexar County

Doctors weigh in on the different COVID-19 tests and their ability to detect all variants.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

01/05/2022

Kathy Hochul can be the the cure for Cuomicron: Goodwin

District attorneys in two counties have announced they will not prosecute Andrew Cuomo for sexual harassment and a third will not pursue charges over the number of nursing-home deaths.

Source: New York Post

01/05/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: The key omicron symptoms to look out for

What are the common omicron COVID-19 symptoms? What omicron variant symptoms should you watch out for?

Source: Deseret News

01/05/2022

With Sore Throats Common in Omicron Cases, Should You Also Swab Your Throat to Test?

Could the omicron variant lead to a change in the way we test for COVID?

Source: NBC Chicago

01/05/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Where do omicron symptoms develop?

The omicron COVID-19 variant is different than previous COVID variants. Where does omicron develop? Where does it grow?

Source: Deseret News

01/05/2022

Dr. Leana Wen explains the latest risks Omicron poses to families and children

As the Omicron variant surges across the country, people want to know the risk to someone who is vaccinated and boosted. And are vaccinated children safe to go back to school? What's the best way to protect kids under age five, who are too young to be vaccina…

Source: CNN

01/05/2022

Omicron in children: What do we know?

Keep an eye out for flu-like symptoms. However it's unfortunately hard to differentiate flu and COVID.

Source: KARE11.com

01/05/2022

Live Covid Updates: Latest on Omicron, Testing and Cases

Criticized for not mandating that people be tested after five days of isolation, the C.D.C. stands firm. The British prime minister said schools and businesses would remain open as Omicron drives up cases but not deaths.

Source: New York Times

01/04/2022

In Omicron Hot Spots, Hospitals Fill Up, but I.C.U.s May Not

Covid hospitalizations are surging, but a smaller proportion of cases is severe compared with previous waves. With staff shortages, some hospitals are still in crisis.

Source: New York Times

01/04/2022

Omicron variant evades COVID vaccines more than delta variant

The omicron variant of the coronavirus may evade COVID-19 vaccines more than previous COVID-19 variants like the delta COVID-19 variant.

Source: Deseret News

01/04/2022

Fears of a Triple Whammy: Influenza, Delta, and Omicron

Don’t look now, but influenza is making a comeback. What if it joins forces with COVID-19 variants?

Source: Infection Control Today

01/04/2022

How is Omicron different? Here's what you need to know

The highly contagious Omicron variant is spreading at a rapid pace across the world. Should your kids go back to school? What symptoms should you be looking for? CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen answers those questions and more so you can keep your family an…

Source: CNN

01/04/2022

Omicron Is the "Fastest Spreading Virus In History," Experts Say

We're in for a wild ride.

Source: Futurism

01/04/2022

COVID case counts may be losing importance amid omicron | AP News

The explosive increase in U.S. coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts believe the focus should instead be on COVID-19 hospital admissions. And those aren’t climbing as fast. Dr.

Source: Associated Press

01/04/2022

Biden says more Pfizer pills are shipping this week as U.S. doubles order to fight omicron

With the new order, the U.S. has committed to purchase 20 million courses total from Pfizer.

Source: CNBC

01/04/2022

Gov. Larry Hogan mobilizes National Guard, declares state of emergency as omicron surges

Hogan has been under fire for weeks to take additional action to address the surge in the state.

Source: The Washington Post

01/04/2022

Omicron Spares U.S. ICUs So Far, Mirroring South Africa

Source: Bloomberg

01/04/2022

'Omicron the Pandemic Killer' Idea Ignores Dangers of Long COVID

Infection preventionists and other health care professionals once again on the frontlines battling a COVID-19 surge need be wary of “mild” symptoms that could haunt them in the long run.

Source: Infection Control Today

01/04/2022

Salt Lake Co. health dept. issues advisory as omicron cases surge after holiday

The Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) issued an official public health notice about the COVID-19 Omicron variant's record-breaking transmission on Tuesday morning.

Source: fox13now.com

01/04/2022

Omicron Variant Symptoms: Latest COVID ‘Making People Really Sick in a Different Way'

The omicron variant is making people sick in a different way than past waves of COVID, a prominent NYC ER doctor says.

Source: NBC New York

01/04/2022

U.S. reaches 1 million daily Covid cases amid spread of omicron variant

The United States hit 1 million new Covid-19 cases on Monday, according to data compiled by NBC News.

Source: NBC News

01/04/2022

Pediatricians answer parents' questions as kids return to school amid omicron surge

The symptoms of COVID-19 mimic those of a cold or flu, adding to parents' confusion.

Source: GMA

01/04/2022

Omicron estimated to be 95.4% of coronavirus variants in U.S., CDC says

The CDC said the variant accounted for an estimated 77% of cases in the week ended Dec. 25, up from the 58.6% projection it had disclosed last week. The CDC...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/04/2022

Airlines cancel another 1,300 flights as omicron, severe weather continue to snarl travel

Airlines have canceled more than 20,000 U.S. flights since Christmas Eve.

Source: CNBC

01/04/2022

Dr. Scott Harris says omicron ‘spreading like wildfire’ in Alabama

Alabama set a new record for the seven-day average of new cases on Monday, although hospitalizations are not rising as fast.

Source: AL.com

01/04/2022

You can still catch Omicron, even if you've already had COVID-19 - study

Source: Google News

01/04/2022

WHO sees more evidence that Omicron causes milder symptoms

More evidence is emerging that the Omicron coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants and resulting in a "decoupling" in some places between soaring case numbers and low death rates, a World He…

Source: Reuters

01/04/2022

Alabama sets record for daily COVID cases, but doctors say omicron appears less severe

Dr. Sarah Nafziger, Vice President of Clinical Support Services at the UAB Health System, said that while hospitalizations are increasing, they aren't skyrocketing in the same way that cases are.

Source: AL.com

01/04/2022

Existing vaccines effective against severe Omicron, study suggests

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Source: Financial Times

01/04/2022

How omicron continues to unfold in vaccinated San Francisco

'For this number of cases, I would expect to see far higher hospitalizations.'

Source: SFGate

01/04/2022

OPEC+ agrees oil output hike from February as omicron Covid cases soar

Oil prices climbed more than 50% last year, with energy investors optimistic that the highly infectious omicron variant may be less severe than feared.

Source: CNBC

01/04/2022

U.S. reports over 1 million new daily Covid cases as omicron surges

The U.S. reported a record number of new Covid cases on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Source: CNBC

01/04/2022

COVID's Survival Strategy?: Omicron Has the Potential to Stop the Pandemic, but That's not the End of the Story

The Omicron variant could help SARS-CoV-2 transform more quickly from a killer virus to an annual nuisance. But the pathogen has also created hiding places in the animal kingdom and we will likely be facing further mutations in the future.

Source: Spiegel Online

01/04/2022

The warning symptom of Omicron that appears on skin, lips and nails

Omicron tends to cause symptoms that differ from the traditional signs of Covid-19 listed by the NHS

Source: Nationalworld.com

01/04/2022

End of the COVID pandemic may be in sight, new Omicron studies suggest

Even as Omicron cases surge to record numbers, rates of severe disease and hospitalizations have not increased at the same rate.

Source: Fortune

01/04/2022

Omicron Variant A 'Master Evader Of The Immune System'

The United States is averaging more than 400,000 new cases of coronavirus a day, thanks to the highly transmissible omicron variant. Laurie Garrett tells Law...

Source: YouTube

01/04/2022

Los Angeles County COVID hospitalizations pass 2,000 mark as surge driven by omicron variant continues - KABC

State figures reported on Monday show the number of COVID-positive patients in L.A. County medical centers is above 2,000.

Source: KABC-TV

01/04/2022

First 12 cases of the Omicron variant confirmed in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso health officials confirmed Monday 12 cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant among patients in the community. Health officials say the specimens were collected on Dec. 21 and 22. Six of the patients are male, six are female. The ages o…

Source: KVIA El Paso

01/04/2022

Houston hospitalizations booming to 'staggering' levels due to omicron

A small but growing body of research suggests the omicron variant is less severe than...

Source: Houston Chronicle

01/04/2022

Omicron vs. cold vs. flu: What are the unique omicron symptoms?

How to tell the difference between COVID-19, the flu and the common cold as the omicron variant creates specific COVID-19 symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

01/04/2022

Thousands of Additional Flights Canceled as Winter Storm, Omicron Surge Hurt Airlines

Southwest, JetBlue among carriers that canceled more flights Monday as bad weather, staff shortages disrupted air travel

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/04/2022

‘It’s Chaos’ as Schools Confront Omicron

After an unrelenting spike in cases, a small but growing list of districts — including Newark, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Cleveland — moved temporarily to remote learning.

Source: New York Times

01/04/2022

Texas COVID-19 hospitalizations double in two weeks as omicron spreads

The number is surging, though it is still much lower than the peak one year ago.

Source: The Texas Tribune

01/04/2022

Omicron Upends Return to School in U.S.

A growing number of districts have postponed reopening after the holiday break or switched to remote instruction. But many of the nation’s largest systems, including New York City, vowed to keep students in classrooms.

Source: New York Times

01/04/2022

How Biden could have prepped for Omicron

Source: Politico

01/04/2022

New cruises in Brazil suspended amid spread of omicron

Source: ABC News

01/04/2022

Despite omicron surge, schools reopen with in-person classes

The nation is dotted with closures and delays, but the overwhelming majority of schools are reopening.

Source: The Washington Post

01/03/2022

FDA authorizes coronavirus vaccine boosters for 12-to-15-year-olds as schools reopen amid omicron surge

The agency also cleared booster shots for children 5 to 11 with compromised immune systems.

Source: The Washington Post

01/03/2022

Cold or COVID? Symptoms for omicron are similar to common cold

(WSVN) - So you get a sore throat and the sniffles. is it COVID-19?  Or is it just a cold or the flu? That’s the big...

Source: WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

01/03/2022

'Ohio is on fire with infection': Omicron expected to be dominant virus in state

Doctors said omicron is more contagious than the delta variant, but delta is putting more unvaccinated people in the hospital.

Source: 10TV

01/03/2022

Grammy Awards eyeing move to Hollywood Bowl amid Omicron spike

The 64th annual Grammy Awards may move from the Crytpo.com Arena to the Hollywood Bowl due to the Omicron spike and a report that the telecast is being postponed.

Source: Page Six

01/03/2022

7 Ways to Reduce The Risks of Getting Infected by Omicron

The COVID Omicron variant surge is upon us. Israel, a highly vaccinated country whose people follow public health safety precautions, predicts one-third of its population may get infected with Omicron in the next few weeks. In similarly well-vaccinated but m…

Source: GoLocalProv

01/03/2022

How safe are indoor gyms during omicron surge? What experts say

Even with vaccination and masking requirements, different parts of gyms have varying degrees of risk.

Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

01/03/2022

Virus leaves antibodies that may attack healthy tissues; B cell antibodies weakened, not defeated by Omicron

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review.

Source: Reuters

01/03/2022

COVID SCIENCE-Virus leaves antibodies that may attack healthy tissues; B cell antibodies weakened, not defeated by Omicron

Months after recovering from SARS-CoV-2 infection, survivors have elevated levels of antibodies that can mistakenly attack their own organs and tissues, even...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/03/2022

Omicron Cases Are Hitting Highs, But New Data Puts End in Sight

Source: Bloomberg

01/03/2022

Omicron Cases Are Hitting Highs, But New Data Put End in Sight

Source: Bloomberg

01/03/2022

Omicron's lower mortality rate may be explained by how the variant spreads through the body

The omicron variant appears to be worse at infecting the lungs than its peers. That's a good thing

Source: Salon

01/03/2022

Omicron Variant Appears to Cause Less Damage to Lungs, Studies Say

The Omicron variant appears to cause less damage to the lungs, as compared to previous coronavirus variants, which could be why it causes less severe disease.

Source: WebMD

01/03/2022

Grammy Awards Likely to Be Postponed Due to Omicron Variant

This would be the second year in a row that the Grammys have been postponed due to COVID-19.

Source: Billboard

01/03/2022

As omicron surges here's what the latest science says about the variant | TheHill

A study in South Africa finds it to be 36 percent more transmissible than the delta variant.

Source: The Hill

01/03/2022

COVID cases: I had Delta, then Omicron, in two months.

According to my doctor, this may no longer be so unusual.

Source: Slate Magazine

01/03/2022

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot aims to avoid another Covid lockdown, but won't 'take that off the table' as omicron spreads

Lightfoot's remarks came as Chicago starts requiring proof of Covid vaccination for most people to enter restaurants, bars, gyms and other indoor areas.

Source: CNBC

01/03/2022

Ontario to Shutter Cinemas Amid Omicron Surge

Ontario is temporarily closing cinema screens in major markets amid a resurgent coronavirus outbreak. Cineplex, Canada’s largest cinema operator, said its Ontario theaters will shut down in two days as the Canadian province takes measures to crack down on a d…

Source: Hollywood Reporter

01/03/2022

Virus Expert Says Omicron Will Strike These States Next — Eat This Not That

"There are parts of the country that haven't been hit by Omicron yet. And the virus will spread around in the country," Dr. Gottlieb said.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/03/2022

Omicron coronavirus surge: What experts say about indoor gyms

Experts say everyone should be wearing a mask, and many recommend vaccine verification requirements. But even with both of those, there are risks.

Source: Los Angeles Times

01/03/2022

As Omicron Cases Rise, Companies Rethink Return-to-Office Plans

Some businesses are changing their vaccination policies to require booster shots, while others are prioritizing coronavirus tests.

Source: New York Times

01/03/2022

CES 2022 to end early due to spike in Omicron cases

Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley details how the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show's (CES) is ending early after concerns over COVID case surges related to Omicron...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/03/2022

The latest on coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant

Countries around the world are bracing for more disruptions as students return to school amid rising numbers of Covid-19 cases. Follow here for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

01/03/2022

As omicron surges, the FDA has expanded access to Pfizer boosters for more teens

The number of children requiring hospitalization for COVID-19 is rising during the omicron wave and most of them are unvaccinated.

Source: WBAL TV Baltimore

01/03/2022

Omicron is less severe because it does not infiltrate the lungs

Early laboratory studies show the more transmissible variant replicates less efficiently once inside the lung tissue.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/03/2022

Planet Fitness CEO says gym visits are holding up against the omicron variant

U.S. gym visits for the month of October were down just 8% from 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to tracking data from investment firm Jefferies.

Source: CNBC

01/03/2022

South Africa offers the world a way out of Covid as Omicron is in full retreat: New infections falling, coronavirus deaths dropping and thousands recovering

As Covid infection rates are dropping rapidly and tens of thousands of South Africans recovering from Omicron without having to go to hospital, it seems

Source: City A.M.

01/03/2022

'Omicron is a seasonal cold virus, govt's reaction to it is more harmful' claims US-based Doctor

At a time when the world is battling the pandemic a US-based cardiologist termed the latest variant Omicron as nothing more than a seasonal cold virus. In a ...

Source: YouTube

01/03/2022

Denmark health chief says Omicron is bringing about the END of the pandemic

Tyra Grove Krause - the chief epidemiologist at Denmark's State Serum Institute - said that a new study found that the risk of hospitalisation from Omicron is half that seen with the Delta variant.

Source: Daily Mail

01/03/2022

Omicron: ‘The fastest-spreading virus in history’

The new variant has traversed the planet in a single month, stunning experts. But uncertainty remains over whether it is less serious for unvaccinated people and the immunocompromised

Source: EL PAÍS

01/03/2022

COVID-19 local numbers: Omicron variant brings spike in cases

Numbers from the Arkansas Department of Health and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. (Numbers in parenthesis indicates change from last Monday) Arkansas 572,822 total cases (+22,409) 26,577 active cases (+18,616) 9,196 deaths (+189) Baxter Co…

Source: ktlo.com

01/03/2022

How will Covid pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

The newest variant is a warning about what will continue to happen “unless we really get serious," one expert said.

Source: syracuse.com

01/03/2022

Omicron teaches hard lessons as U.S. schools revamp return from holidays

Many U.S. schools that would normally welcome <a href="https://www.reuters.com/world/us/covid-19-hospitalization-surge-among-us-children-spurs-new-omicron-concerns-2021-12-30/" target="_blank">students </a>back to classrooms on Monday are delaying their start…

Source: Reuters

01/03/2022

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won’t be like flipping a light switch: The world will have to learn to coexist with a virus that’s not going away.

Source: WOODTV.com

01/03/2022

Omicron variant outbreaks have hit Broadway, so understudies have saved the day

Breakthrough infections from the omicron variant have been spreading like wildfire among casts and crews, so understudies and swing performers have been helping keep shows afloat.

Source: NPR

01/03/2022

When will the pandemic end? Omicron changes the equation but doesn't overhaul predictions

Scientists say COVID will eventually max out its ability to make massive evolutions like what happened with the omicron variant.

Source: KARE11.com

01/03/2022

Danish Health Official Sees January Peak for Omicron Strain

Source: Bloomberg

01/03/2022

Cloth masks may not provide enough protection as omicron surges, report says

Source: Fox News

01/03/2022

How long is Omicron’s incubation period? How it differs from Delta and other Covid variants

How long is Omicron incubation period?

Source: Independent

01/03/2022

Oil begins new year with gains, Omicron worries linger

Oil rose towards $79 a barrel on Monday supported by tight supply and hopes of further demand recovery in 2022 spurred in part by a view that the Omicron coronavirus variant is unlikely to significantly dampen the outlook.

Source: Reuters

01/03/2022

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

Source: ABC News

01/03/2022

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will.

Source: Associated Press

01/03/2022

How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. The ultra-contagious omicron mutant is pushing cases to all...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/03/2022

Your body can recognize omicron variant after previous infection, vaccination

Disease-fighting T cells can recognize the omicron variant after previous COVID-19 infection, COVID symptoms and COVID-19 vaccination.

Source: Deseret News

01/03/2022

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Goes On Hiatus From Broadway Following Rising Omicron Infections

Mrs. Doubtfire will be the latest Broadway production to go on hiatus, on Jan. 10, following rising Omicron cases. Producers announced on Sunday that the show is set to return to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on March 14. “The first few months of a brand new B…

Source: Deadline

01/03/2022

The omicron variant came out of left field. Will there be more like it in the future?

The omicron variant mutated on its own for ages before taking over the world. It may not be the last

Source: Salon

01/02/2022

Omarion Hilariously Explains He is NOT the Omicron Variant

There's a new #OmarionChallenge ... annunciate when talking 'rona!

Source: TMZ

01/02/2022

Goldman joins other big banks in urging employees to work from home amid omicron surge

JPMorgan, Citigroup, BofA will also start 2022 with eligible employees working from home

Source: MarketWatch

01/02/2022

Sotrovimab COVID-19 drug: A look at how it’s being used to combat Omicron in Canada

Sotrovimab is the only monoclonal antibody treatment that appears to be effective against the Omicron variant, according to medical experts.

Source: Global News

01/02/2022

Omicron: The symptoms of the latest strain of the coronavirus

The coronavirus took over the world in 2020, and now in 2022 it&apos;s showing no signs of disappearing anytime soon. The virus&apos; latest variant, Omicron, is proving to be a lo

Source: Marca

01/02/2022

Cloth masks may not protect against omicron, report says

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, still recommends N95 masks only for health care workers, advising people instead to wear instead cloth masks that have two (or more) layers of fabric that completely cover the face and mouth, fit ‘…

Source: Fox News

01/02/2022

Gottlieb says Omicron appears to be a "milder strain" of COVID-19, but pediatric danger remains

Gottlieb also noted that places that have been hard hit early by Omicron are as soon as "two weeks away from peaking, but the rest of the country probably faces a hard month ahead of us."

Source: CBS News

01/02/2022

Omicron Takes a Toll on Businesses, From Airports to Bars and Supermarkets

Surging Covid-19 infections have led to canceled flights, closed stores and working overtime

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/02/2022

Omicron underwent significant biological changes: Study

A new study by researchers in Scotland shows that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has undergone significant biological changes compared to older configurations. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the changes are not only leading to large immune …

Source: Deccan Herald

01/02/2022

Why Cloth Masks Might Not Be Enough as Omicron Spreads

With the new Covid-19 variant surging, doctors advise doubling up or trying N95 masks

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/02/2022

COVID-19: One Sign You May Have Omicron Could Show Up On Your Skin

A sign that you may have become infected with the COVID-19 Omicron variant may show up on your skin.A ZOE study conducted in the United Kingdom analyzed thousands of reports of Omicron symptoms uploaded to an app by the British public…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

01/02/2022

Omicron collides with New Year's resolutions

After thousands of fitness centers closed during the pandemic, the industry thought it had returned to stability. Omicron has different ideas.

Source: Axios

01/02/2022

Omicron Symptoms Doctors are Seeing Most — Eat This Not That

Most people infected with the Omicron reported the most common symptoms as cough, runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, headache, and fever.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/02/2022

K-12 Schools Press to Reopen as Omicron Variant Surges

Systems nationwide seek Covid-19 tests to return students to the classroom after winter break

Source: The Wall Street Journal

01/02/2022

A pediatrician's advice to parents of kids under 5 on omicron, travel and daycare

Amid the omicron surge there is understandable anxiety among parents, particularly for those with kids under 5. Pediatric infectious disease doctor Ibukun Kalu answers some of their questions.

Source: NPR

01/02/2022

Studies show why Omicron is seemingly milder than earlier COVID strains | 7NEWS

Multiple scientific studies are beginning to cast light on why the Omicron variant might cause milder disease than earlier COVID strains.The studies come tho...

Source: YouTube

01/02/2022

One important -- and dangerous -- way the Omicron surge is different than previous surges in the US

The US kicked off 2022 amid a massive Covid-19 case spike -- driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant -- that some experts warn will be different than any other time in the pandemic.

Source: CNN

01/02/2022

UK Study on Omicron hospitalisation rates: Hospitalisation risk one-third of Delta | Latest News

A UK study done on Omicron mutant variant's hospitalisation rates claim that Hospitalisation risk is one-third of Delta in Omicron.#UK #Omicron #DeltaAbout C...

Source: YouTube

01/02/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Which are different from normal COVID?

How to tell the difference between omicron variant symptoms and previous COVID-19 strain COVID symptoms. Read more about omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

01/02/2022

Antigen COVID tests may be less sensitive to omicron variant, FDA says

On top of the rapid tests already being less sensitive in general, the FDA now says they are also less sensitive to the new variant.

Source: KHOU.com

01/01/2022

Do at-home tests detect omicron? And more of your COVID-19 questions answered

Find out how effective home tests detect coronavirus variants, and get answers to five more common and current questions about virus vaccines, travel and more.

Source: STLtoday.com

01/01/2022

Houston-area hospitals could run out of monoclonal antibody treatment against omicron: report

Hospitals in Houston reportedly say they could run out of the antibody treatment sotrovimab within the next two weeks.

Source: Fox News

01/01/2022

Omicron variant may impact lungs differently, studies say

Recent studies suggest that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less severe than delta because it impacts the lungs in different ways.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/01/2022

Cruise Operators Are Sailing On Despite Omicron

The stocks of cruise operators slid in the last few days of 2021 but held up relatively well in the second half of December.

Source: Barron's

01/01/2022

Omicron dampens global New Year celebrations, fewer watch ball drop in Times Square

The Omicron coronavirus variant dampened New Year festivities around much of the world, with Paris cancelling its fireworks show, London relegating its to television, and New York City scaling down its famous ball drop celebration in Times Square.

Source: Reuters

01/01/2022

Live Updates: Omicron, Vaccines and Covid-19 News

As North Carolina confronts an Omicron-fueled surge, some counties are running out of tests. A German cruise ship is being held in Lisbon after a virus outbreak among crew members.

Source: New York Times

01/01/2022

Study suggests omicron symptoms more mild due to less lung damage

The highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus causes milder symptoms because it has...

Source: The Hill

01/01/2022

Los Angeles County sees another steep rise in COVID hospitalizations as omicron surges - KABC

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals rose to 1,628 on Saturday -- up from 1,424 on Friday.

Source: KABC-TV

01/01/2022

Rose Parade returns to Pasadena amid Omicron surge, smaller crowd

The Rose Parade returned to Pasadena on New Year's Day amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant.

Source: Los Angeles Times

01/01/2022

COVID-19: As Omicron Spreads, Two New Signs Emerge You May Be Infected With Virus

Considering its rapid spread across the globe, it may seem hard to believe that it's only been about five weeks since the highly contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant was reported to the World Health Organization from South Africa.That happe…

Source: Rutherford Daily Voice

01/01/2022

With Omicron’s Rise, Americans Brace for Returning to School and Work

The highly contagious variant has already contributed to flight cancellations and staffing shortages.

Source: New York Times

01/01/2022

Key British scientist says Omicron is 'not the same disease' as previous variants

A key British scientist who advises the UK government made waves earlier this week when he said that Omicron is "not the same disease we were seeing a year ago," and that high COVID death rates are "now history," according to the Guardian. Sir John Bell, who …

Source: TheBlaze

01/01/2022

Sure Signs You May Have Omicron, Say Experts — Eat This Not That

If you have these symptoms — sniffles or a scratchy throat, some mild fatigue, fever, aches — assume you have Omicron.

Source: Eatthis.com

01/01/2022

Sure Signs You May Have Omicron

Source: msnNOW

01/01/2022

Release of Indian Blockbuster ‘RRR’ Postponed as Omicron Surges Across India

The Jan. 7 theatrical release of S.S. Rajamouli’s much anticipated blockbuster “RRR” has been indefinitely postponed as the omicron variant of coronavirus surges across India. “Keeping the best interests of all the involved parties in mind, we are forced to p…

Source: Variety

01/01/2022

United Airlines To Offer Triple Pay For Extra Trips Amid Omicron Disruption

To help mitigate delays and cancellations brought about by the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, Chicago-headquartered United Airlines…

Source: Simple Flying

01/01/2022

Omicron dampens new year celebrations amid COVID restrictions

Most festivities, events cancelled or scaled down as Omicron continues to rapidly spread despite restrictions.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/01/2022

United, Spirit announce pay bumps amid Omicron-driven labor shortage

United pilots will receive triple pay for extra flights taken through Jan. 29, while Spirit flight attendants will get double pay through Jan. 4.

Source: Business Insider

01/01/2022

Pictures of the world ushering in 2022, as omicron weighs on New Year celebrations

From Sydney to Shanghai and New York to Paris, the world ushered in 2022 with New Year celebrations that were largely overshadowed by pandemic concerns.

Source: CNBC

01/01/2022

Omicron variant symptoms: Rare COVID symptom returns with omicron

A common COVID-19 symptom has returned with the omicron variant. Read more about the omicron variant symptom that is a traditional COVID symptom.

Source: Deseret News

01/01/2022

Why severe omicron variant symptoms are more dangerous

The omicron variant symptoms may be less severe. But severe COVID-19 symptoms from omicron can be even worse than previous COVID strains.

Source: Deseret News

01/01/2022

Florida hits record 42,600 COVID infections a day as omicron rages

The omicron variant was discovered in the state a month ago and is already driving a leap in infections and positivity rate.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

01/01/2022

Houston-area hospitals could run out of only monoclonal antibody treatment effective against omicron within two weeks

Houston-area hospitals say within two weeks they could run out of sotrovimab, the...

Source: Houston Chronicle

12/31/2021

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant?

U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up.

Source: PBS

12/31/2021

Omicron variant less severe due to milder effect on lungs - study

Source: Google News

12/31/2021

Omicron spoiling US holiday economic comeback

Holiday events have been scrapped in droves, thousands of flights canceled, cruises are now off limits: the Omicron variant has wreaked havoc in the United States, and the new year could see more issues exacerbating the worker shortage and price increases. …

Source: Raw Story

12/31/2021

FAA warns it could cancel flights too as Omicron hits its 14,000 air traffic controllers

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday warned that even more flights could be canceled due to an increasing number of its employees testing positive for COVID.

Source: Daily Mail

12/31/2021

FAQ: What you need to know about COVID-19 testing, the Omicron variant - Channel3000.com - WISC

With a rise in cases comes a rise in COVID-19 testing. Here's what you need to know about testing and the omicron variant

Source: Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

12/31/2021

Restaurant owners prepare for New Year's Eve amid omicron challenges - 13WHAM

Restaurants are gearing up for one of the industry's biggest nights of the year but omicron is causing major challenges. "It is a night we rely on to help us finish the year strong," said John Albert, partner at Carnegie Cellars which opened in downtown Roche…

Source: 13WHAM-TV

12/31/2021

Omicron Blurs Oil Outlook After Demand Roars Back

Traders grapple with fast-spreading coronavirus variant, long-run consumption questions

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/31/2021

When will omicron peak? Utah experts hope it will be soon

Utahns may want to hunker down on New Year’s Eve and beyond, a Westminster College public health professor said, as omicron bears down on the state, driving up the COVID-19 case counts to what’s expected to be record levels

Source: Deseret News

12/31/2021

Studies: Omicron less severe as it mostly avoids attacking lungs

Series of experiments on mice, hamsters all reach same conclusion that new coronavirus strain mainly manifests in upper airway, causing fewer breathing problems

Source: The Times of Israel

12/31/2021

United Airlines offers pilots triple pay to ease omicron flight disruptions

United is among the airlines offering pilots and flight attendants extra pay as omicron drives up crew sick calls.

Source: CNBC

12/31/2021

Omicron hospitalization risk lower than delta, vaccines provide good protection, U.K. study says

The U.K. Health Security Agency found the risk of hospitalization for people infected with omicron is about a third the risk posed by the delta variant.

Source: CNBC

12/31/2021

Omicron's New Years cocktail: Sorrow, fear but hope for 2022

PARIS (AP) — Sorrow for the dead and dying, fear of more infections to come and hopes for an end to the coronavirus pandemic were — again — the bittersweet cocktail with which the world said good riddance to 2021 and ushered in 2022.

Source: Associated Press

12/31/2021

Moderna booster: UK says Moderna tops Pfizer in protection against omicron

COVID-19 booster shots have become essential in the fight against the omicron variant. New stats support Moderna as the best choice.

Source: CNET

12/31/2021

1,400 US flights canceled Friday as omicron continues to slow travel | TheHill

More than 1,400 flights going into, out of and within the U.S. were canceled on Friday as th...

Source: The Hill

12/31/2021

Studies suggest why omicron is less severe: It spares the lungs

Source: Google News

12/31/2021

Data From Around the World–Including Antarctica!–Show Omicron Favoring the Fully Vaccinated › American Greatness

The coronavirus has reached remote Antarctica, striking most of the 25 Belgian staffers at a research station, despite all of them being fully vaccinated, passing multiple PCR tests…

Source: American Greatness

12/31/2021

The world rings in 2022 as omicron variant dashes NYE plans

The emergence of a new form of the coronavirus has dashed hopes that the end of the pandemic is in sight, and put a dampener on New Year celebrations.

Source: NBC News

12/31/2021

U.K. Report Finds People With Omicron Are Less Likely to Need Hospitalization

The findings represent some of the largest sets of real-world data to be released since the highly contagious variant was first discovered.

Source: New York Times

12/31/2021

What are the early symptoms of Omicron variant of COVID-19? Here's what one doctor has seen

Dr. David Winter at Baylor, Scott & White in Dallas said some early symptoms of Omicron variant are different than other variants of COVID-19.

Source: YouTube

12/31/2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry says 'new game' with Omicron could signal end of pandemic

B.C.'s provincial health officer reflects on the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Omicron variant surges and shares her hopes for 2022 in a one...

Source: YouTube

12/31/2021

South Africa Says Its Omicron Wave Is in Retreat

Rapid decline of the prevalence of the Covid-19 variant raises hope that other countries can weather surges

Source: The Wall Street Journal

12/31/2021

Omicron Doesn't Infect the Lungs Very Well, Animal Studies Find

Compared with earlier variants, Omicron may cause less damage to the lungs, new animal research suggests.

Source: New York Times

12/31/2021

Omicron is highly transmissible. Scientists are looking for clues as to why : Goats and Soda

The burning questions: What makes this newly identified variant so transmissible?. And what does it mean for preventing spread?

Source: NPR

12/31/2021

Omicron hospitalisation risk around one third of Delta, UK analysis shows

LONDON (Reuters) -The risk of hospitalisation with the Omicron variant of coronavirus is about one-third that of the Delta variant, according to British...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/31/2021

Omicron wave creates chaos for school districts post holiday breaks

Major school districts are pushing an in-person return starting in early January with a focus on testing.

Source: NBC News

12/31/2021

Covid experts warn fourth dose of vaccine may be pointless and Omicron might end pandemic

EXCLUSIVE: Experts have warned against offer a second Covid booster arguing it is not practical to do so every three months. Claims of Omicron as a 'natural vaccine' are debatable experts say.

Source: Daily Mail

12/31/2021

Israel administering 4th Covid vaccine dose as omicron surges

Israel has begun delivering a fourth vaccine dose for the most vulnerable to coronavirus as it prepares for a wave of infections driven by the omicron variant.

Source: NBC News

12/31/2021

Omicron Symptoms Most Commonly Appear Like This — Eat This Not That

According to Doctor Poehling "cough, congestion, runny nose and fatigue appear to be prominent symptoms with the omicron variant."

Source: Eatthis.com

12/31/2021

Covid-19, Omicron and New Year's Eve Live Updates

Countries rattled by Omicron mark the end of 2021 with subdued celebrations, or none at all. In Australia, Sydney’s annual fireworks show went on, but other cities canceled festivities.

Source: New York Times

12/31/2021

Paris Reimposes Outdoor Mask Mandate as Omicron Soars

With more than 2,000 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people, the capital has become the center of France’s spreading Omicron outbreak.

Source: New York Times

12/31/2021

Here's when the omicron surge in the Bay Area could peak, and what the downslope might look like

The omicron surge could peak in just two weeks and be mostly over by early February,...

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

12/31/2021

Just ‘a whiff of infected breath’ is all is takes to catch Omicron, expert warns – but it’s a milder illnes...

Source: The-sun.com

12/31/2021

Hong Kong leader lambasts Cathay Pacific over Omicron cases

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Source: Financial Times

12/31/2021

Omicron is largely resistant in these 2 conditions, shows study

The new variant is resistant to antibodies from people who recover from COVID-19 infection, and those vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer vaccine

Source: Livemint

12/31/2021

With Omicron variant spreading exponentially, experts warn more effective masks are required - User

"With another coronavirus variant racing across the U.S., once again health authorities are urging people to mask up indoors. Yes, you’ve heard it all before," Maria Godoy reports for NPR. "But

Source: User-generated content

12/31/2021

A new COVID-19 treatment has arrived in San Antonio stores as omicron clamps down on the city

The recently-approved COVID-19 treatment arrived in Texas just days after state infusion centers ran out of the only antibody treatment effective against omicron.

Source: KENS5.com

12/31/2021

CDC releases new data, drastically decreasing number of cases caused by omicron

WASHINGTON (TND) &mdash; The rapidly rising COVID-19 cases shattered another record in the U. S. with more than 488,000 new cases reported Wednesday. During this shocking surge, confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is faltering after i…

Source: Thenationaldesk.com

12/31/2021

‘Crazy’ omicron surge could peak soon, but the virus is unpredictable as the pandemic enters its third year

Source: Google News

12/31/2021

Omicron variant symptom: A new strange symptom has emerged

A strange omicron variant symptom has emerged as omicron variant symptoms continue to spread. Read more about the night sweats COVID symptom.

Source: Deseret News

12/31/2021

The omicron wave has arrived. Here's what to do if you test positive

Daily case rates have nearly tripled in the past two weeks. Public health officials say the worst of the predicted omicron wave is still ahead.

Source: KGW.com

12/31/2021

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak in Antarctic: Belgian polar researchers at remote station infected

Polar researchers in remote Antarctica have fallen victim to coronavirus, despite taking strict health precautions, being fully vaccinated and miles from c

Source: Newstalk ZB

12/31/2021

Amid Omicron, San Diego County Sets Pandemic Record for COVID Cases

Health officials on Thursday said that there had been a record-setting 5,976 COVID-19 cases reported Dec. 29, but hospitalization figures released by health…

Source: NBC 7 San Diego

12/31/2021

Antarctica: Vaccinated polar researchers hit by Omicron outbreak miles from civilisation

ANTARCTICA is in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak among Polar researchers despite health precautions being taken and the continents remote location.

Source: Express

12/31/2021

How the pandemic ends: what comes after Omicron?

Despite the threat of the latest variant, scientists are optimistic that the virus’s toll on global health will ease

Source: Financial Times

12/31/2021

Most monoclonal antibody treatments are not effective at fighting omicron, Duke doctor warns

Officials with Duke Health say their staff has taken a hit from the omicron variant. 400 healthcare employees are out sick as of Thursday afternoon.

Source: WRAL.com

12/31/2021

'Crazy' omicron surge could peak soon, but the virus is unpredictable as the pandemic enters its third year

Columbia University researchers estimate infections could top out during the week of Jan. 9.

Source: The Washington Post

12/31/2021

J&J COVID booster shop: Does it stop omicron variant symptoms?

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine can protect people from the omicron COVID-19 variant and omicron variant symptoms.

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

Here's the difference between omicron and delta, 2 COVID-19 variants

Doctors say people infected with omicron are less likely to experience loss of taste or smell.

Source: KHOU.com

12/30/2021

MTA Continues Service Cuts As Omicron Fuels Worker Shortage

"The flipside is people are getting much less sick, and so many fewer hospitalizations, and people are coming back to work more quickly," MTA acting chairman Janno Lieber said.

Source: Gothamist

12/30/2021

Do Nasal or Throat Swabs Work Better to Detect Omicron?

As infection rates rise in the United States, we’ve all seen those long lines for rapid COVID-19 tests. Now, questions are being raised about how reliable th...

Source: YouTube

12/30/2021

7 Reasons Why You Want To Avoid Getting Infected with the Omicron Variant

There has been much discussion about the possibility of the COVID Omicron variant causing less severe illness than Delta. There is still a great deal that is unknown - it has been less than two months since it was first identified. These are seven reasons why…

Source: GoLocalProv

12/30/2021

What parents should know about sending kids back to school during Omicron

Millions of American kids will head back to classrooms in the coming days -- just as the Omicron variant is fueling record new Covid-19 case counts.

Source: CNN

12/30/2021

20,000 new L.A. County coronavirus cases amid Omicron surge

Thursday's total, 20,198, is one of the highest in the pandemic. Over the last two days, the nation's most populous county has reported nearly 37,000 new cases.

Source: Los Angeles Times

12/30/2021

As omicron fuels surge of new cases, Americans face more travel woes and dashed plans

Thousands of frustrated air travelers have been stranded, unable to return home from holiday celebrations.

Source: The Washington Post

12/30/2021

Plasma Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant | NEJM

Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Plasma Neutralization of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant

Source: nejm.org

12/30/2021

Experts, governors warn of U.S. Omicron 'blizzard' in weeks ahead

U.S. health experts on Thursday urged Americans to prepare for severe disruptions in coming weeks as the rising wave of COVID-19 cases led by the Omicron variant threatened hospitals, schools and other sectors impacting their daily lives.

Source: Reuters

12/30/2021

What are omicron symptoms like? Utah doctor says it’s the same as other COVID variants

Omicron symptoms may be just like the delta variant of COVID-19, an Intermountain Healthcare infectious diseases specialist in Utah said Thursday as cases continue to skyrocket in the state. But Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is predicting the end of the end of the pa…

Source: Deseret News

12/30/2021

University Health urges people to use ERs only in true emergencies, skip New Year’s Eve parties due to omicron surge

People who are only mildly to moderately ill with COVID-like symptoms are urged to monitor and manage their symptoms at home so emergency room doctors can manage the most critically ill patients.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

12/30/2021

What to know about at-home COVID-19 tests and the omicron variant

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant? Read more on Boston.com.

Source: Boston.com

12/30/2021

FDA says antigen tests may be less sensitive to omicron variant, but they're still an important tool

Although the antigen tests detected the omicron variant, they did so with less sensitivity — meaning they'll spot an infection less often.

Source: WJCL News

12/30/2021